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** More Reference: http://abcnotation.com/learn
 
** More Reference: http://abcnotation.com/learn
 
* Data Stored
 
* Data Stored
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** Actual Tune
 
** ID (X:, only relevant when the tune is stored as part of a multi-tune book)
 
** ID (X:, only relevant when the tune is stored as part of a multi-tune book)
 
** Title (T:)
 
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*** [http://abcnotation.com/search Web-wide abc tune search]
 
*** [http://abcnotation.com/search Web-wide abc tune search]
 
*** [http://waterpigs.co.uk/wpsm/ WPC Gurdy Sheet Music Database] — Barnaby Walters' hurdy gurdy sheet music DB.
 
*** [http://waterpigs.co.uk/wpsm/ WPC Gurdy Sheet Music Database] — Barnaby Walters' hurdy gurdy sheet music DB.
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==== MusicXML ====
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An XML based notation format
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* Spec: http://www.makemusic.com/musicxml/specification
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** More Reference: http://www.makemusic.com/musicxml
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* Data Stored
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* Deployed in the Wild
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** http://www.makemusic.com/musicxml/music — List of MusicXML repos on the web
  
 
=== Non-Semantic Formats ===
 
=== Non-Semantic Formats ===

Revision as of 09:35, 21 March 2012

Current Sheet MusicFormats

There are various different ways to represent a piece of Sheet Music on the web.

This page serves to document the current list of sheet music formats and metadata as background research for the development of a sheet music microformat. -Barnaby Walters

Contributors

Templated off review-formats.

  • Barnaby Walters

See Also

Widely Used Formats

Semantic Formats

ABC

A text based notation format originally designed for the notation of traditional music. It has become extremely widespread.

MusicXML

An XML based notation format

Non-Semantic Formats

These are the formats that would benefit most from a microformat — giving them the same metadata that can be found in more semantic notation formats.

PDF

Tunes are commonly stored as PDFs.

Images

Tunes are commonly stored as images