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An ABC music translation program..might help

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Bill D 07 Jun 99 - 04:46 PM
John in Brisbane 07 Jun 99 - 07:47 PM
07 Jun 99 - 08:11 PM
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Subject: An ABC music translation program..might help
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 04:46 PM

found this 'may' fill a void for some of you who look for a way to play & print music in ABC format..There is lots of technical discussion which is beyond me..

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Subject: RE: An ABC music translation program..might help
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 07:47 PM

Bill, I believe that we're talking about a fairly specialised activity here. The Nottingham database notated their tunes in a special notation format - as far as I can tell it's a bit of a cross between ABC, Songwright and ?. From my own perspective I had intended to leave the experts to convert this database to ABC, but because you've raised the topic I'll have a new look at the Nottingham database index and see how fertile it looks from a song perspective. The database has its own URL which I have squirreled away somewhere. I'm sure that Bruce O. would have very extensive knowledge on this subject.


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Subject: RE: An ABC music translation program..might help
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 08:11 PM

There is some software available on the Nottingham database website. See bottom of homepage there. Just click below if I don't foul it up.


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Subject: RE: An ABC music translation program..might help
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 09:58 PM

Having had another look I believe that the entire Nottingham database has now been converted to ABC, which seems to have become the standard for a lot of dance tune collections. I was very interested that Mark Knopfler's beautiful theme music to the movie CAL was in the Nottingham stuff. With an initial rush of blood I did contemplate converting it to ABC, but quickly found it in the ABC Tune Index and was spared the bother.

This is a great piece of music, I hope that at least a few people enjoy it.


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