The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164277 Message #3930460
Posted By: Johnny J
12-Jun-18 - 06:15 AM
Thread Name: ABC versus Standard Notation
Subject: RE: ABC versus Standard Notation
You are right, Howard.
Unlike Jack and Dick both, I'm not unduly interested in whether or not ABC is better, worse, more or less efficient than the dots.
I just see it as another extra useful tool. While I can write and compose ABC, I'm not particularly great at reading it but there's no real need. It's just a case of converting to sheet music one way or another. There's plenty of programs but I could actually do it by hand too if really necessary.
Of course, not everyone can read music either and I would encourage them to do this before trying to learn to "sight read" ABC but that's just my view.