[LAU] Write down music for practicing?

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Thu Oct 21 10:46:59 UTC 2010

On 10/21/10 12:28, Atte André Jensen wrote:
> On 2010-10-20 19:41, Erik Steffl wrote:
>>   I have lot of sheet music for practicing (guitar) and would love to
>> have a simple way to put it into computer so that I can play it.
>> Something that makes it easy to write music, could be just text (like
>> http://abc.sourceforge.net/)
> I prefer abc over lilypond. The input is more compact and human
> readable, and the output is quite good. I use it for all my teaching
> which includes a book on music theory, a book an improvisation plus
> arrangements I write for everything from two pianos to a jazz sextet to
> an 10 mand soul band.
> Just make sure you use abcm2ps (http://moinejf.free.fr/) which is the
> best implementation of abc-to-postscript by far. You might find my own
> abctool (http://atte.dk/abctool/) useful too...

There's also a few wiki-plugins around that support ABC notation - might
come in handy when teaching, involving students or working collaboratively.

FWIW, wiki.linuxaudio.org can render ABC to midi and postscript and png.
eg http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/abcmiditutorial


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