Easy Notes format for abcm2ps
Easy Notes is a format file for abcm2ps that shows the note name inside of the actual note head. This is used to teach music to new students.
To use Easy Notes, add to your
%%format easynote.fmt %%ps easynotes_on
You can also issue a:
to return back to normal note heads.
It is also advisable to use
%%scale 1.2 or larger to make the letters in the note heads
large enough to be readable at a normal distance.
You can also cause Easy Notes to not print the note name in some notes. For example, maybe your student has had adequate time to learn F, G and A. You can turn those off. All other pitches such as D, E, f, and f' will still display their note name but F, G and A will not.
%%ps [ (D) (E) (F) ] easynotes_hide
You can also reset the hide list for other songs.
- Does not support
longanotes. This generally is not a problem since any student just learning the music staff (thus using easy notes) is probably not going to run into such notes.