You would get a lot of benefit from learning to use one of the ABC editor/players.
As far as editor/players are concerned: I like EasyABC but there are others to try that you may prefer.
Don is far more musically literate than I am, and he is far more knowledgeable about music software than
me, but for what it's worth, I agree with him. EasyABC is pretty good.
You will find lots of other ABC software described briefly at:
On my PCs, I have tried:
and (for me) EasyABC is the 'best'. It has an interface which is relatively flexible/sophisticated, but does
not over-gild the lily.
ABCExplorer has a user interface which is (to me) a bit 'fiddly'. It does however allow the 'automagic'
generation of chords for ABC scripts which do not already have them (I think you mentioned chords in
one of your posts). If I use this facility, I generate the chords in ABCExplorer and then do any other stuff
(adding fingering details, transposition, etc.) in EasyABC.
As far as I can see, ABCEditor has not been updated since 2008, so I didn't pursue this one other than
confirming that the program did indeed load and display ABC code files (please correct me if that is wrong!).
I have also looked at MuseScore which is fine but doesn't quite do what I want - basically, it's a bit advanced
for a numptie like me...
If you wanted something for an Android tablet, TradMusician is a good all-encompassing ABC player (and for
'phones?) - I haven't tried the built-in editing facility as I do all my editing within EasyABC.
I use EasyABC and TradMusician.
Be aware that EasyABC and TradMusician seem to parse and process ABC code slightly differently, resulting
in a slightly different-looking score when displayed using the two programs. You would need to experiment
and develop your own 'style' of ABC coding to produce a 'compromise' which displayed scores to your
satisfaction with both programs.
Edited by lachenal74693, 23 August 2016 - 10:09 AM.