I just went up the wall trying to transcribe/convert a slow air I wrote to ABC.
I used Sibelius to create a sheet for the piece some time ago. Now I tried to port it to ABC, but ABC just wouldn’t do it.
ABC is great for very simple stuff, but especially when there are triplets involved which are a bit more complex than your usual three-to-the beat stuff, it just goes awry,
You can take a look at the PDF which I created from Sibelius righ here:
ABC wouldn’t have none of it. Not a single triplet phrase. I could understand if it couldn’t handle the last two half-note triplets, but a simple crotchet-plus-eight-note triplet?
On the ABC homepage over at sourceforge.net, there exists a draft for ABC 2.0, but it dates back to 2003 and has never been implemented or even become classified as ‘official’. Nice ideas. But that’s it. Ideas.
Or is there just a problem with ABCNavigator? If so, let me know, please!
*end of rant*