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Logic 9 Notation - Can I write in G#?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Roger Jackson, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Roger Jackson

    Roger Jackson Member

    I am surprised that I haven't noticed before that Logic only seems to offer 15 major key signatures. Although Cb is catered for, the sharps side only goes as far as C# - no G#, D# or A#.

    Is this just my system, or is there a way of editing this list?

    Roger Jackson
    Film Music
  3. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    Uuhhhh.... C# major has 7 sharps, ie ALL notes sharp.
    Are you looking for a key signature with double-sharps?
    If so, why?
  4. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    G# Ouch.

    Think about it, the alternative is just four flats as opposed to 6 sharps and a double sharp.
  5. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    G# is Ab and Ab is only for jazzers and jazzers do not say G#.
  6. Roger Jackson

    Roger Jackson Member

    Distinguished colleagues, you are of course correct in all you say (Ouch indeed!).
    I will now draw a (ledger) line under this matter to forestall further enharmonic flaming.

    I have a piece in E which transposes temporarily up a third, and I am keen to stave off (geddit?) similar derisory flak from the string players in whose mind Ab and G# exist in different dimensions :)

    Roger Jackson
    Film Music in C
  7. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    It's not just string players. G# and Ab can be different pitches when using just (or some other ) intonation. However that still doesn't justify a key signature of G#.

    BTW, my wife's harpsichord has a separate G# and Ab on the keyboard:

  8. Jay Asher

    Jay Asher Senior member

    Yep. This is a longtime complaint of Logic score users.

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