The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1607 Message #3971586
Posted By: Stanron
15-Jan-19 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: abc replacement: lilypond
Subject: RE: abc replacement: lilypond
One big difference is that pitch and note length in ABC is specific not relative as in Lilypond. Middle C up to the B above that are Capital letters. An octave above middle C and the notes are in lower case letters.
The L: 1/8 in the header sets the 'standard note as an eighth note. Quarter notes have a 2 after them and half notes have a 4. Notes without a number are all quarter notes.
You can 'declare' a repeat section using |: and :| at either end.
There are several programs where you can input ABC files and experiment. Good luck.