Inklings: a tumblelog

abc notation tutorial

I was looking for some way of quickly dashing out melodies on the command line for playback similar to the old PLAY statement in GW-BASIC, but there doesn’t seem to be anything like that.

The closest I’ve been able to come to is using abcMIDI to accept a melody in abc notation and generate a MIDI file, and then having timidity play it back.

That means I have to learn abc notation.