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brandondrury

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posted October 08, 2003 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brandondrury   Click Here to Email brandondrury     Edit/Delete Message
Hello.

I'm in prog rock band and we have complicated arrangements that usually need to be worked out before band practice. Lately we have had a number of personnel changes and I would like an easier way of teaching the songs to our new guitar player(s).

I'm really want to tab out my work. Is there a fast way to do this?

I was thinking that there has to be software out there that could at least read midi and convert it to tab. I know in my studio that Steinberg Cubase VST will print out sheet music from a printed source, but I haven't seen anything that will convert midi to tab.

I figured I could get one of those midi guitar pickups.

Is there another way to "record" guitar tabs into a computer?

Thanks
Brandon

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Melodic Dreamer

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posted October 09, 2003 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Melodic Dreamer     Edit/Delete Message
Here is a link to page you should check out. http://namm.harmonycentral.com/WNAMM03/Content/Sibelius/PR/G7.html

I am a fellow lover of prog music. Dream Theater, Pain Of Salvation, Spocksbeard, Kansas and many others. How long have you been playing?

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BlaZinChoPs

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posted October 09, 2003 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlaZinChoPs   Click Here to Email BlaZinChoPs     Edit/Delete Message
I can't seem to get that link to work.

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posted October 09, 2003 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zombie   Click Here to Email zombie     Edit/Delete Message
i think this is it. http://namm.harmony-central.com/WNAMM03/Content/Sibelius/PR/G7.html

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posted October 09, 2003 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zombie   Click Here to Email zombie     Edit/Delete Message
here is a demo http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/download/get.pl?com=sh&prod=g7demo

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mojojojo

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posted October 12, 2003 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mojojojo   Click Here to Email mojojojo     Edit/Delete Message
That's a pretty good program, but it won't do what he is looking for. Right now, I don't think the technology is available for something of that nature, so we are pretty well stuck with tabbing out by hand. I sure as hell wouldn't pay money for a good tab program when open-source programs like powertab do the same thing that one does. The only difference is that there is no fretboard to type on. You actually have to put the number on the tab staff, which will transfer into tab and standard notation. It will also playback midi so that you can hear what it is supposed to sound like.

Anyway you can pick up the program at www.powertabs.net

[This message has been edited by mojojojo (edited October 12, 2003).]

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Melodic Dreamer

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posted October 13, 2003 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Melodic Dreamer     Edit/Delete Message
Well from what I have read this program will convert what you play to tab. The only thing is you have to have a midi guitar.

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posted October 13, 2003 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the_dreamer   Click Here to Email the_dreamer     Edit/Delete Message
Http://www.guitar-pro.com

Download Guitar pro 4.
The demo version allows only for so many notes from any midi file to be turned into tab, but in the registered *cough or pirated sneeze* version/s you can have the entire file transcribed with multiple tracking, volume levels, etc.
Guitar pro will automatically do everything for you after you import the midi.

There's a lot more to Guitar Pro than that...so yeah jus' check it out (:

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mojojojo

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posted October 13, 2003 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mojojojo   Click Here to Email mojojojo     Edit/Delete Message
Well if you are talking about importing midi tracks Powertab will do that also. And you won't get busted for *cough pirated cough* software.

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Sixstring

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posted October 17, 2003 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sixstring     Edit/Delete Message
http://www.robosens.demon.co.uk/

I haven't tried it out, but claims you can plug your guitar into your soundcard and play and it will create tab from what you play. If you try it out, let us know how it worked for you.

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posted October 18, 2003 04:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Melodic Dreamer     Edit/Delete Message
Hey sixstring, some people from Petrucci's forum tried it and said it didn't do anything so I don't know.

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posted October 21, 2003 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sixstring     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for the feedback. I've wondered if worked or not. I've got the demo file, but don't have the cable adapter I need so I haven't installed it yet. I'll probably try it eventually.

I really like the Powertab program. It can be tedious work, though.

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