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9 hours ago, David Barnert said:


Surely you must both mean F, G, and C or am I going nuts? The key of A major doesn’t have an A#.

Correct! That's what you get when you do 'difficult' stuff early in the morning, before that

first, vital caffeine infusion, and before being fully awake - if I can ever be described as

fully awake...😎


hcjones described the situation far more concisely than I did, and my software simply abides

by those conventions. FWIW, it also handles all keys with the same number of sharps/flats in

the same way, so Cmaj, Ddor, Amin/Aaeo, etc. are all handled in the same way...

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On 5/8/2022 at 1:06 PM, David Barnert said:



Even now, a generation later, it is a very efficient way of storing musical information in a format that is easily constructed, edited and communicated.


See if these videos help you understand how to use it.

I am grateful for the wealth of information; following my initial enquiry..  but I definitely am sticking with handwriting (or physically scanning ) copies for use; for myself.

But I can see how it can be useful for those that want to use ABC. It's Just not for me! I like using hand skills still ( maybe combined with tech only now and again.

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