I know there have already been quite a requests regarding the functionality of chord symbols, but I wanted to add a few more.
- As the 6/9 is not subject to scaling under “Design: Scale Factor for subscript and superscript components” the default sizing can be quite small and difficult to read depending on the Chord Symbols Music Text Font size. I don’t know what it is hardwired to be set to, but I would guess around 50% which is too small to be easily read. In the example below, the “9” in my superscripted alteration is 70%, is quite a bit bigger, and is about the smallest I would want to go for legibility’s sake. (Also, requested before, but just reiterating the need for a chord symbol accidental baseline adjustment, as that is apparent in this example too.)
- The use of the character “j” in “maj” with its descender makes it instantly recognizable to the performer. Yet, there is no possible option for “maj69” in any of the Chord Symbols/Intervals options. There’s also no option to simply stack them without the bar like I can with alterations. (It’s not a fraction, the bar or slash is unnecessary clutter IMO.) I would really like to be able to do something like the following, which is much more legible for the performer than just a tiny “6/9.”
- When using chord symbol entry with the popover, Space always advances to the next beat. I would love to see a option to have it advance to the next beat or note, whichever comes first. Frequently I will have chord symbols off the beat which means I have to leave the popover, click the where I want the chord, and then resume entry. If I could just continue entry with the popover, and use Space to advance the cursor over any notes (and beats) that don’t need chord symbols, this would be much faster than having to stop and restart chord symbol entry every time I have a chord off of a beat.