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    Commander, Assistant Conductor Teo's Avatar
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    "Ice Cream Chords" plus technology to share them

    One of the common chord patterns in my original compositions is called "The Ice Cream Chords." It is the standard 1-6-2-5 circle of fifths, with extra suspending the 4th and resolving it, sort of gospelish.

    I also designed a while ago a font that makes the guitar tablature possible, it's a macintosh font and I haven't tried it on PCs, but I'm willing to share it with brave souls! he he..

    Here is a sample of the font, used to display the Ice Cream Chords:



    I have other 'inventions' shared here: http://Givnology.com/compose.htm

    Thank you for the opportunity to share!

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    Re: \"Ice Cream Chords\" plus technology to share them

    Hi Teo

    Thanks for posting this... maynbe we ought to have a 'library' type section for interesting / useful 'stuff' that MIMF can make available for everyone.

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    Commander, Assistant Conductor Teo's Avatar
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    Wink Here's the guitar font I "invented" a while ago

    Here are the Guitara font and a MS-Word document that explains how to use it.

    FROM THE MS-WORD DOCUMENT:

    Option-# (1 through 0) fret number
    Option-Shift-7 fret board
    Option-Shift-1 note first fret
    Option-Shift-2 note second fret
    Option-Shift-3 note third fret
    Option-Shift-4 note fourth fret
    Option-Shift-5 X above string
    Option-Shift-6 space (open string)

    Other characters show up as typed


    Double click it or open it with StuffitExpander, it's a Mac TrueType font.

    Oh, .sit files can't be attached, here is the link:

    http://www.webpageexperience.com/doc/GuiTara.sit

    Recently I found out that Finale has a nice Guitar chord editor, so I probably won't need this one - it only works on Macintosh OS up to 9.22
    Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain's Autobiography

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    Commander, Assistant Conductor Teo's Avatar
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    Wink

    Nice of you to reply John!
    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    You're typing "gospelish"
    Ahh.. let me explain! At Laney College in Oakland it was the gospel pianists who had all these beautiful ornaments and super sweet sounding resolutions. That's why I give them credit - why I say that it makes me think of gospel.

    Since you brought this topic up, I'll share where that "suspeding then resolved 7th" fits into classical notation, which I'm learning now.

    What I call A7(sus4) to A7 is written this way (figured bass I believe):
    Code:
        / 7       \
    A |  5        |
        \ 4---3 /
    I think I've gotten that correct!

    Thanks for the sweet thoughts!

    Love and *LIGHT* *BEING*,
    Teo
    Last edited by Teo; Nov-28-2009 at 22:26. Reason: trying CODE tag for text to line up
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