There are over 100,000 music files encoded in **kern data format. Many of these are accessible from the Kern Scores web site and here. **kern files notate music using the Humdrum representation described in this document. Like abc music notation, the **kern music notation is plain ascii text and any text editor can be used to create and edit these files.
Humdrum and **kern music notation were developed by David Huron. Humdrum is a toolkit designed for music research. Extensive documentation on this system may be found in this introduction and in Humdrum -extras.
Here are several abc files that I created using Craig Sapp's
|link to file||contents||source||encoder||pawnee.abc||Skid and Chaui Bands music||Pawnee Music||David Huron|
|sioux.abc||Teton Sioux music||Teton Sioux Music||Craig Sapp|
|ojibway.abc||Chippewa Music||Chippewa Music||Paul von Hippel and Daniel T. Shanahan|
More information about Densmore Project can be found on this web page and in these publications ICMPC, and JNMR.
The **kern sources to sioux.abc can be found on the web page craigsapp/densmore-teton-sioux. Please scroll down for more information on the source material and how to extract it from github.
The data is Licensed with Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0