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As easy as ABC?
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I've never considered ABC to be an alternative to staff notation (or tab or anything similar), moreso a computer programming language to allow one to type in the details of a tune, as simple or complex as you wish, this script to be used for the generation of staff notation (and/or tab etc.) with an appropriate "ABC program" (compiler).

Admittedly it's a clever "trick" to be able to play directly from an ABC listing, and good for you if you can, but I don't believe ABC was ever intended to be used in this manner.

With a tune in ABC format it can easily be transposed to any key to suit whichever instrument(s) and then printed out in whichever format is wanted, a task that is much more onerous (and prone to mistake) if working from a sheet of staff in the first place.
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As easy as ABC? - by JAJ - 26-08-2016, 07:54 AM
RE: As easy as ABC? - by John Kelly - 26-08-2016, 11:58 AM
RE: As easy as ABC? - by nigelgatherer - 26-08-2016, 12:32 PM
RE: As easy as ABC? - by John Kelly - 27-08-2016, 08:32 AM
RE: As easy as ABC? - by kypfer - 27-08-2016, 10:48 PM
RE: As easy as ABC? - by Jack Campin - 08-10-2016, 12:10 PM
RE: As easy as ABC? - by Trish Santer - 17-10-2016, 06:12 PM

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