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Notate your music with abcMIDI

By Chris Williams. Published: 28th Jan 19:53:44 | Permalink | Printable

Sometime last week, Tommaso Leddi released a series of musical notation programs for RISC OS. When we finally caught up with Tommaso, he declined from comment, conscious of the fact that he is "not very able in English language". The applications are good enough to warrant a drobe news article, so here is a little information about them:

The programs are ports of abcMIDI, a utility originally by James Allwright. In the download, you can expect five applications that should cover your musical notational needs. According to Tommaso, Abc notation is a simple but powerful ASCII musical notation format. Devised by Chris Walshaw, abc is widely used for the notating and distribution of tunes, particularly on the internet. Very popular in traditional music circles, it is also gaining in popularity in early music.

With abcMIDI, you can convert MIDI files to and from the abc notation format as well as being able to print out scores in postscript format.

Original abcMIDI site
Everything you need to get into the world of abc notation
The RISC OS implemention of abcMIDI

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