The ABC of It

This is a short introduction to ABC music notation.
I put this stuff together while implementing Nota ABC; I though it might be useful as a simple introduction to ABC music.

  1. What is ABC?

  2. How do I use ABC?

  3. ABC notation, the basics

  4. The tune header

  5. The notes

  6. Rests

  7. Bars and Repetition

  8. Music layout

  9. Dots

  10. Chords

  11. Chord symbols

  12. Duplets, triplets, quadruplets and the like

  13. Decorations

  14. ABC Notation - Songs and Lyrics

For a more comprehensive guide on the ABC notation, check out the official ABC notation website.