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abc notation is the chosen music system for Starbound and Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). This page (under construction) collects together useful links for Starbound/LOTRO abc users.
Songs & tunes
If are looking for abc tunes to download, you will find links to thousands at this site.
Use the form, Luke!
Or take a look at the list of Starbound / LOTRO collections.
Tutorials & Guides
- Maestro and ABC Player - Maestro is a MIDI to ABC converter for The Lord of the Rings Online; ABC Player lets you listen to ABC files as they would sound when played in The Lord of the Rings Online
- Starbound Composer - Starbound Composer can play back ABC files exactly like Starbound does, with all the instruments available in Starbound, including facilities to import MIDI and with advanced abc editing
And more ...
If you have any further suggestions for useful links to include (software, tutorials, etc), please let me know. In the meantime, why not take a look around?
Here is just a taste of what you can find, either at this site or via a link:
- around 560,000 tunes, available as free sheet music or midi sound files, at this site alone
- traditional music from medieval & renaissance times up to the present day
- plenty of free software (Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile, ...) to transfer abc into scores or midi sound files
- tunes from many cultures - a large proportion from Irish, Scottish & other Celtic sources, with plenty of music from America, England, France, Scandinavia & all over Europe and even a sizeable collection of Chinese music
- a notation format popular all over the world, particularly for folk and traditional music
- online versions of many well-known historical collections, such as O'Neill's Music of Ireland, Playford's English Dancing Master & tunes composed by Carolan, to name but three
- a concise, text-based music notation system, that makes it easy to share tunes via email or on websites such as this one
- session tunes, band repertoires and original music
- specialist software which can generate tabulature and fingering charts for instruments such as guitar, mandolin & banjo (and other fretted, stringed instruments), fiddle / violin / voila, diatonic accordion, trumpet, horn euphonium & tuba, harmonica and drums
- examples, tutorials, a blog, discussion forums and plenty of other information about abc
... accessories, celtic, folk clubs, folk, instruments, CDs, musicians, concerts, festivals, gigs ...
... woodwind, harmonica, fretted, concertina, euphonium, horn, trumpet, dulcimer, bodhran, percussion ...
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