Back in the 1970s a small book was printed by two LA copyists, Carl Brandt and Clinton Roemer. It was called “Standardized Chord Symbol Notation: A Uniform System to the Music Profession.” It was the most logical and unambiguous chord symbol system I have ever seen. I don’t know if they ever even did more than one printing. I had a copy, and I cannot locate it. I know that Clinton Roemer is now 90 years old, and lives in Sherman Oaks, CA. I think it and his book on the art of music copying (also excellent) were self-published. Amazon has used copies starting at $ 150!
So my questions are:
Does anyone out there know either of these gentlemen?
Would they be interested in creating an e-book version? I would be happy to work on it.
Even if I could find mine, I would really hate to duplicate it in Sibelius for musicians in the present day without credit to the original authors. I think this little book is so important and has been so subtly influential that it should be made available once again, but I have no idea how to contact the authors and/or copyright holders.
Is there anyone out there who could be any help?