The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82782   Message #1532808
Posted By: Mark Clark
01-Aug-05 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: RandyTab: Tab/MIDI Software
Subject: RE: Tablature/MIDI Software
For those interested in tablature programs and in sharing tablature with others, I strongly recommend Power Tab.

This free program has all the features of RandyTab plus many more. There is no requirement for reading music, yet a music staff is displayed so that those who do read music can readily see the time value of each note.

Power Tab also lets you create your own chord diagrams for inclusion in the tab file for those unusual voicings we often find in folk music.

Power Tab also has an ASCII export option that creates a tab page using typewriter characters. This is just the thing for posting snippets of tablature in a Mudcat thread.

Of course Power Tab plays back the MIDI representation of the tab and gives you great control over how that is done.

There are also a large number of songs already available in the Power Tab Archive when you're looking for some ideas on a song you're learning.

      - Mark