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ABC file extension - Musical notation language file

What is abc file? How to open abc files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

File extension abc is associated with the Musical notation language file format that allows users to created music notations developed by Chris Walshaw.

This type of .abc file stores music notation document written in Music Notation Language (folk melodies).

Mime: text/

Updated: August 9, 2023

The default software associated to open abc file:

ABC notation language  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Chris Walshaw

abc is a language designed to notate tunes in an ascii format. .It was designed primarily for folk and traditional tunes of Western European origin (such as English, Irish and Scottish) which can be written on one stave in standard classical notation

Help how to open:

Many music notation programs allow playback of .abc files. Even some games, such as Lord of the Rings Online, use .abc files.

How to convert:

Possibly can be converted to other music notations.

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Related links:

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List of software applications associated to the .abc file extension

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Software that open abc file - Musical notation language file

Programs supporting the exension abc on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ABC notation language for open abc file action.

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