The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164277   Message #3929625
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry
07-Jun-18 - 11:22 AM
Thread Name: ABC versus Standard Notation
Subject: RE: ABC versus Standard Notation
Just for the record, I am aware that the subject of the other discussion thread was not about the merits of different notations. Also, that conventional notation has only been possible electronically in relatively recent years, and whilst abc has served us well for some time it still has some advantages when it comes to transferring it to other systems, etc. Personally, I still think though that all players are better off becoming reasonably fluent in standard notation, as well as the likes of abc, and tablature for fretted instruments; sometimes it’s only when you compare them side by side that you can actually nail the tune/arrangement.