Mudcat Café message #36077 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6195   Message #36077
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Aug-98 - 01:26 AM
Thread Name: What is ABC format?
Subject: RE: What is ABC format?
I think I figured out how to do ABC without relying on Alan's MIDITXT, but I can't get the slurs and ties right - partly because I always forget the difference between slurs and ties in real music. Anybody want to give me some pointers?
Those notes within parentheses are supposed to play all together, as one note held a long time. How do I do that, and what do I call it - a tie, or a slur?

X:1
T:ONE MAN'S HANDS
M:2/2
Q:1/4=120
K:C
C2D2|E6E2|E3EDE3|(F8|F4)D2E2|
F6F2|F3FEF3|(G8|G4)A2B2|c2c2c2c2|
c2c2B2A2|A2G4G2|GA3G2F2|E6G2|
D4F4|E4D4|(C8|C4)||

How do I show a dotted quarter note when my default note is a quarter? It would have been much easier to type this if I could have made the default note a quarter - but I couldn't, since did didn't know how to make a dotted quarter.
Oh, and I found out that a rest, appropriately, is the letter "Z" - if the default note is an eighth, then a quarter rest is Z2 - right?

-Joe Offer-