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Old 10-22-2018, 09:58 AM   #1
Patrick McLaurin
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Default ABC notation, adding drones

I was just recently trying to figure out how to incorporate drones into the playback in EasyABC. I first tried a separate voice but then found there are MIDI instructions you can pass. After a short trial period, I've settled on the following instructions to add drones to the audio:

X:1
T:tune name
K:Hp
M:4/4
%%MIDI drone 22 45 57 25 40
%%MIDI droneon
|: blah blah :|

22 is the instrument, church organ or summat
45 is the note A,, (bass)
57 is the note A, (tenor)
25 and 40 are their respective volumes

I usually use 25 acoustic guitar (nylon) as the melody playback instrument as being the least irritating midi instrument I could find.

Source:
http://richardrobinson.tunebook.org....abcplus_en.pdf
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:10 AM   #2
Andrew Lenz
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Default Re: ABC notation, adding drones

Thanks for sharing, Patrick!

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