[clug] music programs, formats

Richard Rose richard.58 at bigpond.com
Mon Oct 4 15:04:18 MDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-10-04 at 23:01 +1100, Kim Holburn wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Does anyone know of any OS music editors - ie sheet music editing  
> programs in linux?  Are there any open formats for sheet music?
> Kim

Hi Kim,

I've used the 'abc' suite of programs before. With it you can convert
from abc format to postscript or midi, transpose the key signature, and
even convert from midi to abc format.

The programs needed are abc2midi, abcm2ps, abc2abc and midi2abc. These
are supplied in the Debian and Ubuntu distributions. See
http://abcnotation.com/ for further info.

Richard R.

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