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The abc website is divided into four sections (each of which function slightly differently with regard to cookies):
- The blog - occasional musings on the world of abc
- The forums - for discussions about abc
- The wiki - containing the abc standard
- The main website - pretty much everything else, including the tune search, with tens of thousands of tune pages which you can search or browse, and a number of static pages, such as lists of tune collections, tutorials & software.
The blog, forums and wiki are created from off-the-shelf software (WordPress, phpBB and DokuWiki respectively).
The main website is custom built.
NB In the following diagram, entries in square brackets [like this] indicate multiple pages.
Entries which are not part of the main website are shown in italics.
Note for newcomers:
If you've stumbled across this page by accident - perhaps via a web search - welcome, and thanks for visiting the abc web site!
Here is just a taste of what you can find at abcnotation.com, either here or via a link:
- session tunes, band repertoires and original music
- 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
- plenty of free software (Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile, ...) to transfer abc into scores or midi sound files
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