JAM notation

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JAM is both the software and file format for representing music as human-readable and human-writable text. Unlike the ABC notation, another text-based music format, that is best suitable for one-voice tunes, JAM is mainly focused on chords.

Here is an example of jam notation:

### LULLABY OF BIRDLAND

Dm7 Bm7-5 | E7   A7   | Dm7 /  | Gm7   C7
F+7 F7    | Bb+7 Bbm7 | F+7 /  | Em7-5 A7
Dm7 Bm7-5 | E7   A7   | Dm7 /  | Gm7   C7
F+7 F7    | Bb+7 Bbm7 | F+7 C7 | F+7   /

Am7-5 D7    | Gm7  /    | Gm7-5 C7 | F+7 /
Am7-5 D7    | Gm7  /    | Gm7-5 C7 | F+7 A7
Dm7   Bm7-5 | E7   A7   | Dm7   /  | Gm7 C7
F+7   F7    | Bb+7 Bbm7 | F+7   C7 | F+7

The software is proprietary, windows-only freeware.

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References[edit]

  • "mustech.net". This is a great little program that can easily be translated into the classroom.
  • "Music Notation Software". by Gordon J. Callon

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