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Minor-chord symbols

Postby Mike A » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:40 pm

I occasionally make jazz lead sheets for a singer whose pianist wants to have "mi" as the symbol for a minor chord, e.g., Ami7, so I created "mi" chord definitions for the various types of minor chords. On playback, though, Finale treats those as major chords. Apparently Finale only recognizes "m", "-" and "min" as minor-chord symbols? Can I instruct Finale that "mi" means minor? Can't seem to find a place to do that. Thanks!
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Re: Minor-chord symbols

Postby Peter Thomsen » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:46 pm

If a chord suffix has not been defined for playback, Finale will play it as a major chord.

To define playback for a chord suffix:

In the dialog box Chord Suffix Selection, select the suffix, and click the button “Edit…”.
You get to the Chord Suffix Editor.

In the Chord Suffix Editor, click the button “Set Play…”.
You get to the dialog box Suffix Keynumber Offsets.

In the dialog Suffix Keynumber Offsets, define the chord tones, measured in chromatic half-steps from the root.
Example:
To define a minor third, enter in the field 3 (= 3 half-steps up), or -9 (= 9 half-steps down).

Geddit?
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Re: Minor-chord symbols

Postby Mike A » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:12 pm

Worked perfectly. Thank you Peter.
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