**ABC Notation**

Let's get beyond two barriers about ABC notation!

**1. If you read standard notation**

You are likely thinking "

*who needs ABC Notation? I'm covered."*Well, only partially covered. Far more tunes are available in ABC format than in standard notation. You do not have to be a whiz-bang at ABC for it be be extremely useful. Take a little time to understand this brilliant musical notation format. ABC notation doesn't support orchestral music very well. But, it's perfect for traditional music.

**2. If you don't read standard notation**

You are probably thinking "

*UGH.... too much too learn. I don't need it. I'll just play it by ear*". But, that limits you to learning only what you can hear and figure out. Knowing ABC notation opens up thousands of tunes you would never be able to catch in a session.

Follow the link. Explore the tutorials. Download the FREE ABC reader. You'll become a stronger player for the effort