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emennace
12-28-2008, 09:59 AM
I need a good free tabbing software. Some of you might have seen my other post, but I thought I'd start a thread about it.

1. It needs to be free
2. It needs to be simple.

Any suggestions? I think I've got some good stuff to tab.

Sorry forgot one thing.

IT NEEDS TO BE FOR A MAC

Tropic Ukes
12-28-2008, 10:03 AM
Try Power Tabs. Dominator uses it for his tabs. It works for the ukulele.

Dominator
12-28-2008, 10:56 AM
Try Power Tabs. Dominator uses it for his tabs. It works for the ukulele.

Unfortunatley, Powertab won't work with MAC.

Kaneohe til the end
12-28-2008, 12:46 PM
Unfortunatley, Powertab won't work with MAC.

nor is it simple.

do what i do. use MS word, courier new font. doesnt get much more simple than that

Howlin Hobbit
12-29-2008, 07:00 AM
do what i do. use MS word, courier new font. doesnt get much more simple than that

Except you have to buy the Mac version of M$ Office (sending more money to the beast from the east... east of me anyways).

You can do this same thing in OpenOffice.org's word processor for free. There's a Mac, Windoze and Linux version of it.

However, neither of these will play the tab back at you via midi.

Kanaka916
12-29-2008, 07:12 AM
One of the best Freeware Office Suites available and does (almost) everything MS Office can do. You can download it here (http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US).

emennace
12-29-2008, 07:16 AM
is there maybe an online tabber? i cant find one... and finale notepad? does that work?

Kanaka916
12-29-2008, 07:20 AM
Try this one (http://www.music-enthusiast.com/tab_online.php), dunno how well it works tho. There's several listed on Google Search (http://www.google.com/search?q=online+tabber&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a).

Dominator
12-29-2008, 08:11 AM
nor is it simple.

This comment surprises me a bit. PT is about as simple as it gets. Just put the cursor where you want to input the tab number and hit the number key and the tab is created and the matching note in standard notation is placed on the standard staff.

The only thing that might take a little time is just reading up front the help section so you can see how to setup your template and instrument tuning for the ukulele. After that it's a piece of cake assuming you know a little about note values etc.

emennace
12-29-2008, 10:18 AM
thats a guitar tabber... is there a way to turn it into a uke tabber? sorry

Im a complete nub.... if you guys havent noticed.http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/images/icons/icon11.gif:o

Dominator
12-29-2008, 12:15 PM
thats a guitar tabber... is there a way to turn it into a uke tabber? sorry

Im a complete nub.... if you guys havent noticed.http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/images/icons/icon11.gif:o

I'm assuming you are referring to the "online" tabber that Kanaka916 posted the link to. Because the PT program can be setup for pretty much any stringed instrument.

It makes things clearer for everyone if you use the QUOTE function so everyone knows which post you are referring to. Good luck with your search.

Kaneohe til the end
12-29-2008, 08:26 PM
The only thing that might take a little time is just reading up front the help section so you can see how to setup your template and instrument tuning for the ukulele. After that it's a piece of cake assuming you know a little about note values etc.

thats actually what i meant. inputting basic tablature is easy, but adding other stuff is pretty difficult for me at least.

emennace
12-30-2008, 11:54 AM
[QUOTE=Dominator;81401]I'm assuming you are referring to the "online" tabber that Kanaka916 posted the link to. Because the PT program can be setup for pretty much any stringed instrument.

yeah I am... is there anyway to turn that into a ukulele tabber?

And on the subject... I cant use Powertabs.

Dominator
12-30-2008, 01:16 PM
thats actually what i meant. inputting basic tablature is easy, but adding other stuff is pretty difficult for me at least.

I can send anyone my ukulele template so you don't have to go through the setup steps. Just PM me with an email address to send it to and I will fire it off to anyone who needs it.

Dominator
12-30-2008, 01:18 PM
... is there anyway to turn that into a ukulele tabber?

And on the subject... I cant use Powertabs.

Not unless you can get in touch with whoever wrote the script for the online guitar tabber.

That's right. You're using a Mac.

iamsam
12-31-2008, 01:27 AM
I'm on a mac and I used guitar pro 5 to tab out my He's a pirate bushman entry.
It's so easy. It isn't free but it is really good.
If you fork out that little bit more, you can get RSE which makes the instruments sounds as they would in real life. Though i just stuck with midi.

joezane
12-31-2008, 11:38 AM
how about tuxguitar?
free and open source tab editing software for
mac and linux (maybe windows too?)

http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Audio/TuxGuitar.shtml

and it opens guitar pro and tabedit files too...

emennace
12-31-2008, 01:51 PM
can you make any of these suggested softwares uke tabs?

Mediamst
01-12-2009, 01:08 PM
I am looking for a site or program that lets you tab out ukulele songs. Looking anyone know of any resources?

Thanks!

Mediamst
01-13-2009, 03:14 AM
Try this one (http://www.music-enthusiast.com/tab_online.php), dunno how well it works tho. There's several listed on Google Search (http://www.google.com/search?q=online+tabber&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a).

Thanks for this one. This is actually pretty damn good. You can put words in there and stuff too. Nice one.