abc2mtex version 1.6.1

abc2mtex is a package designed to notate tunes stored in an ascii format (henceforth abc notation). It was designed primarily for folk and traditional tunes of Western European origin (such as Irish, English and Scottish) which can be written on one stave in standard classical notation. However, it can be used for multiple staves and should be extendible to many other types of music. It can also be used as a fast preprocessor for MusicTeX or MusiXTeX.

For a more information about abc, a list of available software, and a list and index of abc tune collections available on the internet have a look at the abc home page.

You can get a copy of abc2mtex via the world wide web from:

or by sending an email request to me (

The file README tells you how to set it up.

If you just wish to find out about the notation have a look at abc.txt.

To find out more the notation and how to use the package look at

Chris Walshaw