Tablature software

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Tablature software

Post by johntlewis » November 22nd, 2010, 7:57 am


looking for good software for making tabs. I'm doing a lot of my arrangements these days and I'm ready to stop doing it with pencil and paper.



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Re: Tablature software

Post by rr191 » November 22nd, 2010, 9:11 am

Are you looking for Windows or Mac OSX software?

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Re: Tablature software

Post by Alan Green » November 22nd, 2010, 10:29 am

Powertab gets the nod for Windows software

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Re: Tablature software

Post by greybeard » November 22nd, 2010, 11:25 am

Powertab is OK but it's getting a bit long in the tooth. There hasn't been any development on it for probably 10 years.

As far as free stuff goes, I'd take a good look at tux guitar. Although the last release was a year ago, I think that there is far more chance that this will get an update before powertab.

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Re: Tablature software

Post by Nuno » November 22nd, 2010, 2:08 pm

I use Lilypond.

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Re: Tablature software

Post by ph0nage » November 22nd, 2010, 6:51 pm

i like tuxguitar. It can import guitar pro tabs great. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but it's easy to use and FREE

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Re: Tablature software

Post by MarcMM » November 26th, 2010, 6:39 am


I use Guitar pro. it's quite simple, but it also allows you to add effects and dynamics to make it more "real". I use it as a general guidance to my material, don't really have the nerves to deal with all the options..

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