Need Some Tab Tips for a First Timer

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by ericplaysbass, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. ericplaysbass


    Jul 16, 2009
    Toledo, OH
    I get tab requests all the time on my videos on Youtube, and seeing as I'm a nice guy, I've been feeling like fulfilling those requests. Problem is, I have no idea how I should make a tab. When I see tabs, I'm overwhelmed by the amount of hyphens and all that.

    So my question is, what's the easiest way to make tabs? Is there software, particularly free software, that's out there that I can use?
  2. I'm not sure about any free ones but Guitar Pro is definitely worth the money....I can't remember how much it is but I can't imagine it's more than 50$.
  3. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    I like Tabledit, it will let you do standard notation or tab, one nice feature is if you have the standard notation, it'll make tab for you, or vice versa. They have a free/trial version that limits you to like 20 bars and no midi playback. The learning curve isn't to great. And you can convert the tabs to pdf for general read only distribution.