Gnometab Publisher's description
Gnometab aims to be a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) tablature editor.
Gnometab aims to be a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) tablature editor. I created Gnometab because, as a guitar teacher, I grew weary of writing out tablature -- it was barely legible, and I always seemed to be handing out the originals, which inevitably were never returned to me. Gnometab allows me to generate legible tablature according to my own conventions and preferences, and to preserve the originals in an electronic, editable format.
* Gnometab's features include copying and pasting of tablature passages, a chord library (which the user must fill with chords), professional-looking rhythm notation (not perfect yet), the ability to create a variety of tablature symbols specific to the guitar -- bends, slurs (hammer-ons, pull-offs, etc.), etc. -- and, of course, clean-looking printed output, given any postscript-compatible printer. Gnometab does not attempt to be "smart", i.e., it does not know how many beats are in a measure, nor does it know an E chord from an Am chord. Instead, the emphasis has been on the appearance of the output.
* Gnometab was designed by me, for me. Consequently, it reflects the kind of guitar player that I am. It has a heavy emphasis on fingerstyle guitar. Note that chords can be printed directly on the staff rather than over it. This may prove helpful for teaching -- the student's progress across the staff is interrupted by the chord, making overlooked chord changes less frequent. Gnometab lacks some features peculiar to "rock" guitar, most especially a method for creating complex bends or for notating wild whammy-bar pyrotechnics.... Please feel free to add these features and send me a patch!
* Gnometab is released under the GNU General Public License.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall