You can also take a look at the "Songbook of Laurelin" ( http://s1.zetaboards.com/Songbook_of_Laurelin/index/ ), in particular at the "How To Start Your Musical Abilities" and the "Problems and solutions" Forum sections, which has over 4 years of conversations of Tutorials, Multiple Midi and ABC programs, and much, much more.
Hopefully we'll see TheFatLute.com back up very soon. TFL has a great basic ABC tutorial for beginners as well!
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