Notate your music with abcMIDIBy 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
Previous: Artex and VOTI join to produce open network gaming solution
Next: Stefan Bellon ensures RISC OS users get Pretty Good Privacy
DiscussionViewing threaded comments | View comments unthreaded, listed by date | Skip to the end
No comments posted - yet. Post one yourself or come back soon.
Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.
Search the archives
Today's featured article
Social networking websites and RISC OS
lol omghi2u r u on faceb00k yet??
4 comments, latest by cables on 12/9/07 12:51PM. Published: 9 Sep 2007
Data back up software in development
Safe and sound
Discuss this. Published: 24 Apr 2008
News and media:
RISCOS Ltd •
RISC OS Open •
MW Software •
Advantage Six •
CJE Micros •
Liquid Silicon •
Chris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collection •
The Register •
The Inquirer •
Apple Insider •
BBC News •
Sky News •
Google News •