About ABC Music Notation

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ABC notation is a shorthand form of musical notation. In basic form it uses the letters A through G to represent the given notes, with other elements used to place added value on these - sharp, flat, the length of the note, key, ornamentation. For more details, see the Wikipedia ABC notation page, and the ABC Music Notation site.

For some introductory tutorials on this notation, you can start with:

There is a wide range of software available, for most computer and mobile platforms, supporting this notation. One good list is ABC Music Notation Software page. The creators of this site happily use ABCexplorer (Windows), EasyABC (Linux, Mac, Windows) and TradMusician (Android). And this site relies on the abcjs javascript package to render its abc content.

Or you can have a play with our ABC Sandbox.