The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58710   Message #930661
Posted By: Grab
10-Apr-03 - 05:07 PM
Thread Name: Tablature Editor
Subject: RE: Tablature Editor
I've used it on occasion. It's not too buggy, but it's *very* hard to use. God help you if you want to, for instance, insert a bar in the middle of a line, or space a line out a bit more, or pack more bars into a line. Each line of music is an entity unto itself and has no connection with the lines before it or after it, so moving stuff around is a nightmare. Also it is *incredibly* bad at putting chords in, I mean really unbelievably obstructively difficult, which is kind of odd for something that guitarists will use.

The main reason I've used it is that as well as tab it can produce standard notation, and I've not yet found a free editor for standard notation. Not that it's very good at it, mind, because you can only have standard notation as well as tab. If you just want standard notation then you have to export bitmaps to the clipboard and crop off the tab bits.

If someone else can tell me of a free editor that'll produce standard notation and that's easier to use, let me at it!