[LAU] Notation formats

José Pedro Ferreira pedro.ferreira at fe.up.pt
Thu Feb 7 08:29:25 EST 2008

Hello Simon,

Check <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_notation#Computer_musical_notation>
for some. There's also CSound score files as well. I believe that it
goes from ABC to CSound in descending order of human readability. If
you want to register tonal music, I guess that ABC and Lilypond are
probably the best choices.Whatever format you choose, there's always a
compromise between expressiveness and readability.

I hope it helps,



On Feb 7, 2008 2:18 PM, Simon Williams <simon at systemparadox.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> I would like to start storing music (as in scores) in a electronic
> format. There seem to be quite a few of them around. I want something
> that's free, open, and in common use. What formats do people on this
> list use?
> Thanks in advance.
> Simon
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