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I played 'cello for many years and then traditional Irish music on guitar as my brother played fiddle. I played in the Dowling Orchestra for awhile when a friend had told me they needed Cellists, but it had been so long and I wasn't very good. After lots of practice, I was getting a bit better, but that was many years ago now. I wanted to get back into the 'cello, and remembered the ABC notation system I had run across awhile ago. I thought it would be easy to find some kind of editor that could transpose the (mainly) treble clef stuff I found online into bass clef (since I would prefer to read bass clef than struggle with the treble). It seems like I can almost do this in BarFly.
I ran across a wonderful site by Laura Conrad, http://www.laymusic.org/ which, incidentally is run by bloxsom! Laura sings medieval music and has transcribed a multitude of songs into ABC notation, and provides them on her site. http://www.laymusic.org/music-publish.html However, BarFly has trouble with her stuff (although it can read other ABC notations fine), in fact the lillypond software has troubles with her files too - I've given up on reading them for now.
Open source music engraver program
All music in the Mutopia Project is free to download, print out, perform and distribute. There are now 592 pieces of music available!
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