I have a few slash chords in a chart that I am working on that are usually notated as, for example, D2/F# (meaning D, E, A with F# in the bass only).
While entering chord changes in the write mode, I type “D2/F#” and the result is “D/F#,” when I need it show up as D2/F#. I tried entering “D(2)/F#” and the result is “Dadd2/F#,” which is also what I do not want.
Is there a way to fix this? Or is it a feature that could possibly be added if it is not yet?
Have you searched the forum before posting ? I remember there have been LOTS of threads about chords with a second added… I do not use that kind of marking, so I’m not 100% sure about what I’m writing here, but there’s a great chance that D2 is not something “easy” to achieve (meaning “not really implemented because it might be wrong”), so you’ll probably need to manually edit the chord to achieve what you want.
And, of course, welcome to the forum !
My take: The difference between “sus” and “add” is, that there’s no Third in the sus chord, hence “suspended”.
Add2 and Add9 are just different inversions of the same thing.
C9 is a completely different animal, being a complete dominant7 chord with an added D in this case, C9 being shorthand for something like C7(9).
And C2 (for example) should be avoided, since it’s too ambiguous…
I haven’t seen a definitive book on the subject. There are many different systems in use and lots of contradictory nomenclature.
I assume Berklee Press has something. Jamey Aebersold often includes the basics in his play-along sets.
The attached ZIP has a PDF with several pages you might find to be a useful starting place. I have no idea where this came from. It appears to be taken from a book. It has probably been out of print for decades. Chords.zip (1.2 MB)