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  1. hubnub

    hubnub Piano User

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    Hey all,

    not necessarily a trumpet related post but.....

    does anyone know how to put Jazz chords into the chord suffix selection and have them save for future use? for example, i want to put in C7(b913) instead of C13(b9). i just want to know how to put my own chords in so every time i write a chart the chords i put in the previouos time are still there.

    thanks
     
  2. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    If you try to enter a chord suffix that isn't in the library, it'll ask you if you would like to add it. Just click OK a couple of times and it will add it to the library. I've created templates for most of the ensembles I write for and I have loaded all the chord stuff I prefer so every time I create a new document everything's already there.

    Michael McLaughlin

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    Ambrose Bierce
     
  3. hubnub

    hubnub Piano User

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    Thanks Mike. I realized that what I needed to do was create a template to go to every time I start a new chart. Do you kno wif there is a way to make my chords the default, so that everytime the wizard comes up to start a new tune, my chords will be there?
     
  4. jazzsolotrumpet

    jazzsolotrumpet Pianissimo User

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    Thanks Mike,

    I was having a similar problem as well.

    -Matthew Gill
     
  5. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    Add your chords to the library of the template, and then do a "save as" for each new chart: whatever is in the template will be in each new chart.

    Michael McLaughlin
     
  6. commakozzi

    commakozzi Pianissimo User

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    Yeah, I'm having that problem too, but am looking for something different out of it. Maybe I'm trying to do the wrong notation, but I don't believe so. I want to show Cmaj with the triangle, and then for half diminished I want the circle with the slash through it. Can you do that in Finale?
     
  7. BergeronWannabe

    BergeronWannabe Piano User

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    Can't help you, never used it. You can, however, in Sibelius. Check it out if you can.
     
  8. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    Not as far as I know. The triangle thing has fallen out of favor as less accurate than MA or min7b5 instead of the circle with the line.

    Michael McLaughlin
     
  9. hubnub

    hubnub Piano User

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    When you go into the chord making tool and click on a note to add a chord, there is an option to "create" chords. Click that and change the jazz font to "jazz font chord". That will give you what you're looking for.

    I agree with Mike, those are less used nomenclature. Maj7 or min7(b5) are more to write, but more acurate discription. It's a pain I know, b/c sometimes you can't fit all that in over a note or slash.... arrrghhh....
     
  10. commakozzi

    commakozzi Pianissimo User

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    yeah, I knew about that, but was wondering if I could use the symbols. I guess I'll have to use maj7 and min7(b5). Thanks for the help!
     

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