music ASCII

A system for writing chords and simple scores, for fixed-width fonts

__________Examples__________

Angel From Montgomery
 V|G C G C | G C D G | G C G C | G C D G |
Ch|G F C G | G F D G | G F D G | G F D G |

All of Me
C^ E7 A7 dm | E7     am            D7      [dm G7] |
C^ E7 A7 dm |[F fm] [C^ em7 A7 .] [dm7 G7]  C6     |

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Prelude 1
  C   dm7/C  G/B | C      am    D7    G/B   | C^  am7  D7    G   |
                 | go7    dm/F  fo7   C/E   | F^  dm7  G7    C   |
                 | C7     F^    f#o7  fm/Ab | G7  C/G  G7&4  G7  |
                 | co7/G  C/G   G7&4  G7    | C7  F/C  G7/C  C  ||


__________Reference__________

Chords:
A-G and a-g for root names
#   = sharp
b   = flat
m   = minor chord
o,* = diminished chord
+   = augmented  chord
^   = major 7th  chord (like the little triangle)
&   = suspension; e.g. &4,&6, etc.

Time:
|  = bar line or line break
|| = double bar
.  = repeat last chord
:  = section repeat, as |: ----------- :|

Chords are lined up in columns to indicate relative duration.

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