Mudcat Café message #3930792 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164277   Message #3930792
Posted By: Jack Campin
14-Jun-18 - 04:19 AM
Thread Name: ABC versus Standard Notation
Subject: RE: ABC versus Standard Notation
Most Irish tunesters seem to use ABC via TheSession, whose implementation is only slightly different from the other common ones. (The main difference is in the admin's weird categorization system, which doesn't recognize a lot of important rhythm types and won't allow you to name the composer). It doesn't require a lot of internet connectivity to get a tune coded up, debugged and distributed - I did that Hungarian tune using this iPhone 4, a scrap of paper, a few small instruments and a village school's wi-fi, and emailed it to a friend in Spain the same day. I don't even have home internet at the moment and it makes very little difference.