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Thread #164277   Message #3930020
Posted By: Jack Campin
09-Jun-18 - 05:23 PM
Thread Name: ABC versus Standard Notation
Subject: RE: ABC versus Standard Notation
I can sightread my own ABC because I make an effort to make it readable; Nigel Gatherer's is just as easy. I wouldn't have a prayer of sightreading John Chambers's or stuff that uses Gonzato's typesetting directives.

Not very different from staff notation - I can easily sightread David Young's 18th century Scottish tunebooks, or Bartok's field notes, but no way could I play off one of Janacek's manuscripts or one of Beethoven's umpteen-times-revised efforts.