Program for Staff notation with Abc

Program for Staff notation with Abc

Hi guys,
Could anyone recommend a software that can put the Abc notation underneath the Staff/ Stave notation for Mac?
Please and thank you,
Seán

Re: Program for Staff notation with Abc

If it doesn’t exist you could always workaround with the abc inserted as lyrics :
X:1
T:Alphabet Song
T:(Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
C:Traditional Kid’s Song
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:1/4=100
K:D
|"D"D D A A|"G"B B "D"A2|"G"G G "D"F F|"A"E/2E/2E/2E/2 "D"D2|
w: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P
A A "G"G F|"D"F F "A"E2|"D"A A "G"G G|"D"F F "A"E2|
w:Q R S and T U V W~(dou-ble u) and X Y Z
"D"D D A A|"G"B B "D"A2|"G"G G "D"F F|"A"E E "D"D2|
w: Now I’ve said my A B C’s. Tell me what you think of me.

http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/mirror/granis.net/~rlwalker/abc/alphabet/0000

Re: Program for Staff notation with Abc

Outstanding, I haven’t seen the tilde trick you used for the W pronunciation before.

Re: Program for Staff notation with Abc

I think Musescore allows you to have the letters inside the heads of the notes

Re: Program for Staff notation with Abc

Wasn’t me benhockenberry. The Musescore way looks interesting.

Re: Program for Staff notation with Abc

Thank you!! writing them in as lyrics certainly works!

Re: Program for Staff notation with Abc

Since you’re on a Mac you have access to Terminal in the Utilities folder. So there are ways of using the unix underpinnings of the Mac to do what you want with a shell script. It isn’t horribly difficult and I’d be happy to provide you with the necessary script to do the job semi-automagically. Just shoot me a PM if that’s something you’d like to undertake.

Re: Program for Staff notation with Abc

Announcement : abc2notes: Show the notes/letters from ABC notation

Even though I’ve been playing ITM for years I still find it difficult to read music in staff notation.
ABC notation is great, but it has lots of markup inline with the notes.
I’ve always learned tunes by writing out the notes as "D E F# E F# E F#" etc.

I’ve written a windows application (and a script) to add the notes/letters to staff notation so I can get the best of both.
Please see : https://sites.google.com/site/johnkeeney/code/abc2notes

https://thesession.org/discussions/42979