Mudcat Café message #45076 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6195   Message #45076
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Nov-98 - 03:41 AM
Thread Name: What is ABC format?
Subject: RE: ABC
X:1
T:Test
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:C
A,8|F2GFE2EE|D2E2F3E|D2DDD2B,2|

You do need a little bit of an introduction to set things up so your tune will play in an ABC player. Above are the basics.
The X line is the tune number, when you have a number of tunes in a document.
The T line is the title.
M is meter.
Can't recall if Q actually means quarter note, but that line designates the time value of a quarter note, and you can speed up or slow down the tune by varying the number. K is the Key.

So I added the stuff and tried to play it. It works, but I can't say I recognize the tune. Is it supposed to be something in particular??
-Joe Offer-