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How 'bout this tab style?
Love It!
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It's OK, I could go for it
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Come see, come saw
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Not bad, but I still prefer the traditional tab
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No way!
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Total Votes : 14

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Dave Little


From:
Atlanta
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 8:04 am    
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Since I really don't care for Tabedit all that much, I've been using Finale and typing in the fret/string information where the lyrics would normally go.
Works well for me. Saves space, time and aggravation.
It contains all the information that Tabedit does and I think it encourages the learning of note locations on the steel neck.
However, I need folks that use tab more often than me to weigh in on this style. Let me know what you think.
'prechate your time.
Dave Little
BTW, In case you're interested. Here's the pdf:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ofocaiymzjxgyd/Johnny%20B%20Goode.pdf?dl=0





OR THIS?:




I think I'll go with this:



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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 9:17 am    
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I think if it floats your boat, go for it. Yours is very similar to a book I have that shows the string and fret below the staff like this: 6/5 (string 6 / fret 5). I think it’s fine for single note lines, but to me, it gets kinda wonky looking at multiple strings and all those numbers. I think you could omit all the text repeats, and only show string and fret changes as they come along since the notation provides all that information.

I like TabEdit a lot, for the little tabbing I do.
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Dave Little


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Atlanta
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 9:28 am    
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Fred,
I think you’re right about the repeating numbers for strings. I did what you suggest with the frets. Started to with the strings but backed off. I figured I’d get some flack if there was a note with no direction directly beneath. I’m gonna go all the way with your suggestion.
Thanks
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Pete Bailey


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Seattle, WA
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 9:53 am    
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I've also experimented with psg tab in notation software. I've used boxes to isolate fret numbers from string numbers for clarity.

Fret numbers (left hand) should go beneath string numbers (right hand) IMHO.

Here's a sample:

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Dave Little


From:
Atlanta
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 10:06 am    
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OK, I implemented Fred's suggestion. Does that look any better?
Pete, I like what you did. I'll give the box thing a whirl.
Dave
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Dave Little


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Atlanta
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 10:39 am    
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I added a 2nd jpeg with Pete's boxes. Looks pretty good to me. A lot cleaner looking. Whadaya think?
Pete,
Since I'm using the lyrics system for the string numbers in Finale, I don't think I can get them above the staff without manually typing them in like regular text. They would have to be individually manually lined up every time the staves were respaced or any notes added or other edited. Seems like too much trouble when everything works like lyrics do now.

Dave
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Alan Bidmade


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Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Post  Posted 10 Aug 2019 11:03 am    
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Utterly baffling.
Fret 4, strings 6.7.& 8 (Or something like it.) Rolling Eyes
Doh.
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Dave Little


From:
Atlanta
Post  Posted 10 Aug 2019 1:39 pm    
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OK, I've tweeked and tweeked.
(It's the bottom jpg in the origional post)
1. Fret numbers below the staff.
2. String numbers above.
3. Big enough for the elderly to see
4. My twinkie is now creamed.

Whatcha think?
Thanks

Dave Little

BTW. Do the exercise (above) with your eyes closed. Here's the pdf:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/svmdzjq5tmt7ipr/Exercise%206.pdf?dl=0
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