ABCTiming Problems

ABCTiming Problems

I normally notate tunes using Finale and have just downloaded ABC for Windows so I am fairly new to this type of notation. When I play back some tunes but not all, the timing of some notes does not fit the ABC. Is this standard, does anybody else have this problem?. It is a bit off putting when playing back tunes to check for accuracy.
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Give us an example of an ABC where the playback is different from the notation, Mikea?

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Is this an audio playback problem, or is it the ABC itself? If the former, be aware that some ABC players (ABCmus2.0 in particular) can fine-tune the lengths of the notes when played so as to approximate to the swing or lilt in the music. You can also do this fine-tuning yourself, or turn it off.
Trevor

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The second part of Jerusalem Ridge in the first bar played back not as written.Ther are four crotchets in this bar which played back as crotchet/quaver/crotchet/quaver. It is not such a big problem as I would be more interested in the sheet music, but I was interested to know if anybody else had this happen.

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Can you give us the actual ABC, please? That’ll help.

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Solved! Thanks Trevor, the problem was as you suggested the program was imposing its own swing to the music so I switched this feature off. Sorry to have wasted your time.
Thanks a lot
Mikea

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