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DrugCrazed Tech: ABC Transposing Tool (18) Tech: ABC Transposing Tool 31 Jul 13

Hello all,

I've been very (very) bored over the past two days so I wrote a script to help with the transposition of abc files for those who aren't using abc explorer (or any other tool that gives you an easy transpose).

It is probably broken, but it looked about right.

It's available from GitHub. Just download it, unzip it and have a play.

Currently I haven't got a decent installer working - the file you need to run is in the src directory

All you need is python, and then it's easy to use.

python abc-transpose -u 2 /path/to/input /path/to/output
python abc-transpose -d 2 /path/to/input /path/to/output

The first will tranpose up two semitones (so D to E) and the second will tranpose down two semitones (E to D). There's other options as well:

python abc-transpose -d 2 -n 2 /path/to/input /path/to/output

This one will only transpose the tune with header X:2 (but copy everything else across). Any questions, give us a shout. I'll work on an easier way of using this for the less computer literate.

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