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The term you are looking for is A piacere (It.). This basically means that the piece should be played at the performers discretion with regard to tempo and rhythm. Literally, "at pleasure".
For many reasons, I hate using the term "Dominant seventh chord." A more proper term is the "Major-Minor seventh chord" as it more accurately describes the intervals of the chord. The chord is a major triad built on C with a minor seventh appended to the top. Spelled out, this would be "C E G Bb." Why is it "dominant?" In typical tonal harmony, the key of ...
The iReal Pro software for iOS, Android and Mac OS X can generate this kind of chart, but with a big drawback--no lyrics. It's designed for use by jazz musicians who improvise. Moreover, it creates auto-accompaniment audio backing tracks from the scores you create or upload, and it can transpose any chart to any key.
Through I realize this is not exactly what you're asking for, you can generate leadsheets with ABC quite easily. If you don't want to transcribe or notate the melody, just put a rest in every bar. Although this will show the stave on each line, I find this format easy to read and it doesn't need much more vertical space than yours and is quick to write. ...
Here is a diagram I made to illustrate the points discussed in the other answers.
I think the confusion comes when ideas are lumped together. From a harmonic perspective, the bass note determines what is the inversion of the chord and given C in the bass and E-G-C the chord is a C in root position. That being said however, from a pianist perspective, the closed form in the upper voices is a C chord in first inversion. When grabbing ...
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