I have decided to close down the discussion forums at abcnotation.com. The existing content is still available to view but you will not be able to post anything.
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I can’t remember exactly when I started scribbling bits of music down on paper in text form, though it must have been sometime around 1986 or 87.
However, I do have a very precise date for when I released version 1.0 of abc2mtex on an unsuspecting world – 8th December 1993 – exactly 20 years ago today.
Happy birthday, abc! (And thanks to all those who have contributed software, tunes, help and suggestions over the years.)
Nearly a year ago I thought it would be a nice idea to incorporate scalable vector graphics into the site … shouldn’t take too long, I thought …
It’s that time of year again so I thought I’d give a quick round-up of what’s been going on here in abc land over the past year:
What would you like to see next on abcnotation.com?
Here are some of the possibilities:
- A tune player with speed controls – so you can listen to the midi files slowed down or speeded up
- A tune upload facility – so you can create your own pages and even, optionally, add tunes to the tune search
- Links to amazon.com – so you can search for recorded versions of tunes
- A smart-phone app that connects to the tune search – so you can access it anywhere
- Allow comments on tune pages – so you can add notes & comments
- Melody search – so you can find tunes by searching for a sequence of notes
Vote now, or add a comment below to make more suggestions.