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

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

Hi all,

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

A sample is available at :
abc file : https://sites.google.com/site/johnkeeney/code/abc2notes/exampletunes_notes.abc
staff format : https://sites.google.com/site/johnkeeney/code/abc2notes/exampletunes_notes.xhtml

How does this work:
I’ve provided a windows application and a script that scans the .abc file and adds the "notes"/"letters" as lyrics that appear under the staff.
It is very strongly based on the script abc2harp by Gek Siong Low.
There is the usual disclaimer that this comes with no warranty etc. and may not work very well for you.

To run abc2notes :
1: Run the executable application abc2notes_win for a graphical version.
Or, from a console:
> abc2notes_cons.exe exampletunes.abc -o exampletunes_notes.abc
Or, using perl:
> perl abc2notes.pl exampletunes.abc -o exampletunes_notes.abc
2: Open exampletunes_notes.abc with your usual abc application

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

I don’t actually see any advantage over abc. If you learn to read the abc code, it does exactly what you suggest. And you get the advantage of a huge internet wide resource and loads of programmes or apps to convert it into midi or score and print out.

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

It just adds lyrics text to existing abc file/text. You can still use the resulting abc file/text as before in any your favourite tools; to read it, view it, play it, print it, convert it, share it, etc.

I hope it’s useful for someone.

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

I agree with the abc notation as learning the D . Whistle I found confirming the correct notes took longer to sus
than abc. Learning the scale of the instruement can be quicker in adding to the finger memory
regards :