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Thread #122270   Message #2679859
Posted By: manitas_at_work
14-Jul-09 - 08:30 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 4 features abc
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 4 features abc
You've missed the point of abc entirely. Standard stave notation and tablature are impossible to send by text based email - abc isn't. Chris formalised the use of letters to represent notes and extended it to include other musical indications - in this respect he is the inventor of the system. It has the added advantage of being as easy to read as stave notation and, like stave notation and unlike tablature, is independent of the instrument being notated for.