Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home

Playing ABC snippets

Related threads:
Tech: Abc Converter (23)
ABC to standard notation (87)
Tech: ABC converter help (46)
Tech: convert ABC to MusicXML? (42)
abc replacement: lilypond (10)
BBC Radio 4 features abc (66)
ABC versus Standard Notation (115)
ABC player and tune plotter (4)
Mudcat ABC Tune Guide (115)
Help: JC's ABC Tunefinder How to use (16) ABC to midi/sheet music converter (17)
Chris Walshaw's ABC website relaunched (14)
ABCexplorer (1)
abc notation: new walshaw home page url (9)
A quick ABC question (12)
Tech: ABC to sheetmusic/midi (35)
What is ABC format? (49)
Reading ABC (11)
Tech: ABC notation (22)
Practicing abc notation (34)
Tech: ABCWin2.1 in windows xp (15)
Tune Req: ABC Files and how to read them? (18)
Many, many ABC tunes (6)
Tech Help--ABC to MIDI program (4)
Tech: my computer wont load abc player (8)
Java .abc program (4)
Help with ABC required (49)
Tune Req: Old Time tunes in abc format? (4)
Help: converting ABC to dots (6)
Allegro (MUS) &abc (6)
Hearing ABCs (4)
Noteworthy from/to ABC conversion (11)
Just Intonation ABC playre (7)
Help: problem downloading abc & midi files (21)
ABC: DS al Fine - DC? (10)
Help: ABC2WIN won't play (7)
ASTURIAN abc tunes! (2)
MP3, Midi, ABC and new songs to post (9)
ABC Stuff - ABCMUS Tempo is Wrong (2)
Help re ABC Music (7)
ABC on the Mudcat MIDI Site (14)
ABC to Gif or Midi or PS: (3)
Help requested for ABC notation (11)
Help: ABCs on The Mudcat Midi Page (5)
ABC software (16)
Convert ABC files to GIF images HELP! (11)
An ABC music translation program..might help (4)
Using ABC to transpose to musical notation... (3)
ABC format and MIDI fines (9)
ABC Format (7)
ABC tune finder (5)
ABC discussion from another thread (6)
Test of ABC Format (34)
ABC (3)

John in Brisbane 31 Mar 98 - 11:41 PM
Joe Offer 01 Apr 98 - 12:55 AM 01 Apr 98 - 08:55 PM
Share Thread
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:

Subject: Playing ABC snippets
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 31 Mar 98 - 11:41 PM

I have become a fairly avid MIDI user, and to that extent have not taken advantage of the many recent contributions in ABC.

When I first tinkered with ABC software some time back I was not able to find a package that allowed me to cut and paste direct into an ABC (or MIDI) player. Anything I tried required file rather than text input.

Any thoughts please.

Regards John

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Playing ABC snippets
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Apr 98 - 12:55 AM

John, I've gotten real lazy since I got ABCMUS. I think it's the perfect ABC player for us Mudcatters. I have it on my Win95 "Start" button, so it's a cinch to start. If I see an ABC tune I want to hear, I highlight, right-click, and copy it; and then I select "Play tune from clipboard" on ABCMUS. I can save the tune as a MIDI or add chords. I can also play and modify the Songwright tunes that come with the disk version of the Digital Tradition.
The only thing it doesn't do is compose ABC tunes, but for playing ABC, it's wonderful. The shareware fee is ten bucks US, which is a real bargain - but you can do a lot with the unregistered version.
-Joe Offer-

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Playing ABC snippets
Date: 01 Apr 98 - 08:55 PM

You will find free software for playing abc files and also for converting them to MIDI files at:

What the program is called, depends on your platform. They are listed there by platform.

I cut the snippets from the display on my browser and paste them into a file and then play the file with the software.

To the best of my knowledge there are no abc plug-ins from which you can play the snippets right from your browser. My (elderly) version doesn't even have .abc as a MIME type. There is some discussion there on how to have a browser launch the abc player.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")

Mudcat time: 21 February 12:47 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.