JC's ABC music collection
JC's ABC music collection
This is John Chambers' ABC music collection. First, a disclaimer for those who came here looking for recordings: There are no recordings of music here. If you don't understand how you can have a music site without recordings, you are definitely at the wrong site. If you are a musician who is interested in a simple, portable, plain-text music notation with software that will run just about anywhere, you might be at one of the right sites.
session experimental tools to present music session tunes

What you'll find here

ABC education:
  • doc/ is my collection of ABC documents.
  • Chris Walshaw's ABC notation site, with a list of available software.
  • ABCintro.txt is a plain-text introduction to ABC.
  • ABCprimer.html is another introduction to ABC, in HTML.
  • Steve Mansfield's excellent ABC tutorial
  • ABCtutorial.html is a longwinded explanation of ABC.
  • ABC-FAQ.html is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions about ABC.
  • test/ is my collection of ABC test files.
    My ABC Tune Finder.
    This is a form that lets you search the index files produced by the ABCbot program. It shows the matching tunes, and lets you retrieve them in several formats. This page has been listed as a cool site by the Open Directory project. There is also an experimental version for those who might be curious about what I'm working on.

    If you don't have ABC software, you might like to try a tool that returns the tunes in various formats: CLICK HERE. This will return the page you're looking at now, but the ABC files will be expanded to show all the tunes, and each tune will have a line of links to return it in a number of different formats.

    My ABC entry and conversion page
    This not only lets you donate all your ABC tunes to my archive (for free!), but includes conversion to PS, PDF, GIF, PNG and MIDI.
    sh
    My motley collection of programs (mostly perl) for manipulating ABC files.

  • Indexes of ABC tunes
    There are a number of efforts underway to build indexes of the growing ABC sites on the Net. They all work rather differently. Here are some of them: In addition, some people have produced indexes to their own collections:

    Send corrections, contributions, and comments about copyrights to:

    Copyright:
    If a tune here is copyrighted and the owner objects to it being here, I will of course remove it. Or, preferably, I'd be happy to add the appropriate copyright information in the tune's headers, including email and/or web addresses. I'm always trying to complete the header information for tunes. So if you know of relevant attribution that is missing for any tune (especially if it's your tune), please send me email.

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    [DIR] Parent Directory 06-Apr-2014 22:26 - [TXT] URLs 03-Dec-1999 13:52 3k [TXT] ________________ 05-Jan-2000 10:02 1k [IMG] favicon.ico 22-Feb-2000 17:31 1k [TXT] MailingLists.html 26-May-2000 10:51 1k [TXT] ABCclefProposal.txt 17-Nov-2000 10:45 7k [TXT] ABCtutorial.txt 05-Dec-2000 12:21 6k [TXT] FUMPlist.html 19-Mar-2001 09:56 23k [TXT] REperl.html 11-Oct-2001 00:15 6k [TXT] fonts.fmt 06-Apr-2002 09:09 1k [TXT] m_rpl_TuneFinder 23-Apr-2002 12:47 1k [TXT] notice.txt 23-Apr-2002 12:47 1k [TXT] GPL.txt 11-May-2002 10:03 18k [TXT] sep6 30-May-2002 17:12 1k [TXT] sep8 30-May-2002 17:12 1k [TXT] tunecontours.html 18-Jul-2003 09:19 1k [TXT] basslines.txt 11-Mar-2004 20:44 4k [TXT] ABCfeatures.html 04-Jun-2004 08:52 15k [TXT] danceproghdr.html 21-Oct-2004 14:42 1k [TXT] Caseless.txt 04-Mar-2005 17:16 1k [TXT] C 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] D 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] E 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] G 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] I 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] K 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] L 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] N 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] Q 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] Y 21-Mar-2005 13:41 0k [TXT] F 07-Jul-2005 19:22 0k [TXT] MusicLinks.html 01-Oct-2005 18:32 1k [TXT] Disclaimer.html 09-Feb-2006 09:52 1k [TXT] FT_notices_en.html 23-Feb-2006 14:54 1k [TXT] listtunekey 14-Oct-2006 11:36 1k [TXT] B 18-Oct-2006 10:37 1k [TXT] PoweredBy.html 04-Jan-2007 12:57 1k [TXT] ABCadd.html 03-Jul-2007 12:17 1k [TXT] FindForm.html 29-Feb-2008 10:45 1k [TXT] ABCdiacrit.html 03-May-2008 11:10 19k [TXT] DoNotLink 24-Sep-2008 22:24 1k [TXT] cleanup 02-Nov-2008 15:00 1k [TXT] testmusic.txt 06-Nov-2008 09:31 1k [TXT] _ 03-Dec-2008 17:07 1k [TXT] sep 03-Dec-2008 17:07 1k [TXT] findtune.html 28-May-2009 22:40 4k [TXT] FindForm_en.html 28-May-2009 22:42 2k [TXT] CFOlist.html 18-Jun-2009 15:37 53k [TXT] CFOtunes.html 18-Jun-2009 15:37 53k [TXT] tunelist.html 18-Jun-2009 15:37 3k [TXT] ABCconversion.html 20-Jun-2009 15:05 5k [TXT] patterns 26-Jun-2009 09:07 1k [   ] badtag.sh 03-Aug-2009 10:52 2k [TXT] own 31-Jan-2010 19:12 1k [TXT] sep5 30-Sep-2010 11:14 1k [TXT] abc.def 22-Nov-2010 21:39 27k [TXT] ABCcontrib.html 16-Jun-2011 13:18 5k [TXT] ABCinHTML.html 16-Jun-2011 13:18 2k [TXT] AudioHomeRecordingAc..> 16-Jun-2011 13:18 4k [TXT] FindTune.html 16-Jun-2011 13:18 4k [TXT] findtest.html 16-Jun-2011 13:18 4k [TXT] TFhdrs.html 16-Jun-2011 13:18 1k [TXT] notice.html 16-Jun-2011 13:18 1k [TXT] ___.html 16-Jun-2011 13:18 1k [TXT] proto.html 16-Jun-2011 13:18 1k [TXT] = 21-Oct-2011 15:57 1k [TXT] ABC-FAQ.html 19-Dec-2011 19:53 21k [TXT] ABChome.html 19-Dec-2011 19:54 27k [TXT] ABCsoftware.html 19-Dec-2011 19:55 12k [TXT] FindInfo_en.html 19-Dec-2011 19:55 3k [DIR] NewZealand/ 05-Apr-2012 17:06 - 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