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There are now hundreds of thousands of abc tunes available online from several hundred tune collections. This page lists the collections and links to their websites, categorised as follows:

You can search most of these collections (or browse the titles) with the abc tune search:

   music text    a - z file order   search help

Let me know if you would like a collection included on this page.



the collections

abc versions of historical tunebooks & manuscripts

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early & classical music in abc

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song collections

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large abc collections

Typically with more than 500 tunes:

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smaller abc collections

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LOTRO / Starbound abc music - pop / rock and other genres

Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) and Starbound are multiplayer online role-playing games which have adopted abc for their music system - visit the Starbound / LOTRO page for links to tutorials and other resources.

The following collections of abcs are highly eclectic and include rock and pop classics as well as classical and folk. However, some of them are generated by users from quantized midi files, so although the playback is generally OK, the staff notation can look a little odd (e.g. no bar lines, strange time signatures, etc).

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session tunes in abc

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band repertoires in abc

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original music in abc

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compilations of other abc collections

These are collections of tunes, compiled from various sources all over the web; usually they are huge, typically with 20,000 tunes or more

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Let me know if you would like a collection included on this page.



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