I am doing final edits on my collection of 5 solo pieces for vibraphone. The music is written, not improvised, so I have notes, chord symbols, tempo markings, tempo alterations, and many other expressive text markings in the pieces.
My editor is pointing out one item she says I should fix. My positioning of tempo marks and chord symbols is inconsistent as in the following:
Is there any standard for this? My editor thinks it should be consistent throughout all 5 pieces and I agree.
There are examples of tempo marks and chord symbols at the beginning of tunes in the New Real Book's. However, they are all at the beginning of the tune and being jazz tunes they don't change tempo in various places in the tune. There are many places where I have beams of high notes in the right hand where the chord symbol is moved up quite a bit to make room for the beams and between the beams, chord symbol, and tempo mark it takes up a lot of space.
Any suggestions are appreciated.