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Old 09-24-2006, 10:38 AM
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Default Is there a software to write tabs?

Hi everyone.
I didn't find any software (freeware!!?) i could use to make tabs of my songs.
I know that you can do that with guitar pro but i'm just looking for something showing a sreen with lines to be completed with numbers!!!
....does it exist?


Sometimes i use....."paint" to do that but it takes too much time...
Any idea?

Thks a lot.
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:44 AM
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Try Power Tab...
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:06 PM
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Thank you very much Bern
While reading your reply, i found Randytab ...seems to be good too.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by a-coustica
Hi everyone.
I didn't find any software (freeware!!?) i could use to make tabs of my songs.
I know that you can do that with guitar pro but i'm just looking for something showing a sreen with lines to be completed with numbers!!!
....does it exist?


Sometimes i use....."paint" to do that but it takes too much time...
Any idea?

Thks a lot.
I've used these two. Both are excellent.

www.TABLEDIT.com - cheap but worthit
www.guitarpro.com - not so cheap but one of the best.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:23 AM
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I second the vote for Tabledit. I used the free version for awhile, and then upgraded to the one-time-low-pay version. It is worth it and Keith Saturn is very kind and helpful there.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:15 AM
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I tend to write is standard notation in Finale. The cool thing about this software, and others like it, is that you can drag and drop the notation onto a separate tab stave and... hey presto! Instant tab. Of course, you have to know how to write music to do this...
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:26 AM
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Power-tab is probably the most popular freeware for tab editing. However, after trying it, and buying guitar pro5- I actually find I use finale notepad (also free!)
the most. It won't translate standard notation to tab (nor vice-versa)- but it will let you mix standard notation with tab notation (you simply have to enter the tab notation manually). http://www.finalemusic.com/notepad/
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I tend to write is standard notation in Finale. The cool thing about this software, and others like it, is that you can drag and drop the notation onto a separate tab stave and... hey presto! Instant tab. Of course, you have to know how to write music to do this...
I use Finale Guitar, which isn't the easiest program to learn, but once you get past the learning curve, it's an extremely powerful notation/tab program.

If you don't know how to write music, you can also do the tab first and use the drag and drop feature to create instant standard notation. Of course, you need to be able to indicate the time value of notes in the tab for this to work--and if you can do that, chances are pretty good you'll find it easier to work with the notation first.

Finale is way more than what a-coustica seems to want, though (it sounds like he just wants to create blank tab?)... but for print-ready transcriptions, it's hard to beat.
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