oh, and when starting from scratch, it doesn't recognize the symbol "m", it offers to add it, also "m7", and I guess al the other m's. Is it something specifically to the broadway font, or someone decided that it's not safe for us to use "m" for minor chords any more?
Mike, another question, since you are so knowledgeable... How come the Finale Maestro style recognizes the "m" symbol for minor chords while the Finale Broadway doesn't, and it offers to add it? 2nd question, is there somewhere I can teach it the chord notation I want to use? For example, I don't want to use parenthesis for extensions, but if I don't, look how ugly it looks, thanks
Having played Broadway charts in pit orchestras off and on since 1969, I'm not remembering the lower case m ever being part of the standard symbol palette. Minus signs - are commonly used instead. There's a reason for this. According to one guide:
Lowercase m …, especially in handwritten scores, can be easily confused for major chords.
Remember that Broadway and other popular jazz fonts are designed to emulate handwritten charts.
>I thought of that too, but it doesn't like the minus sign either, it offers to add it as well<
Oh geez… that's just wrong. Hopefully, the actual Broadway copyists that still use Finale will grind on MM to fix that. I was on my iPad when I wrote the earlier response so hadn't the opportunity to look at it yet.
In another thread, some of the regular beta testers reported that they weren't asked this time. I'm guessing that no Broadway copyists were asked either.