This sections describes on QuickChords Rhythm Notation.
In QuickChords, you define a rhythm using an alias, and then reference it inside your measures.
:r basic q q q q :r upbeat eeee eeee (verse) ;C r-basic x4 (chorus) ;G r-upbeat x4
The rhythm definition starts with
:r, followed by the alias, and finally the rhythm details.
The rhythm alias must consist only of letters, numbers, the underscore, and the dash.
A measure can use the rhythm by including the prefix
r- followed by the alias.
Letters are used for notes and numbers for rests.
|.||dotted (after note)|
Use spaces to indicate beam groups.
ee ee ee ee (4 groups of 8th notes) eeee eeee (2 groups of 8th notes)
|!||Accent the note that follows.|
q q !q q (accent on beat three) q. !e 4 4 (accent the 8th note before beat 3)
todo: implement accent rendering
Strumming notation appears before the duration symbol.
:r simple ,q'q,q,q (down up down down) :r upbeat ,e'e,e'e ,e'e,e'e
w hh qqqq ee ee ee ee qqh hqq qhq qq-qq h4q q.e-qq ,q’q,q’q-q’q,q’q ess ess sse q qq!qq q!qq!q