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Using powertab to work out your favourite SNES/Mega drive tunes etc..

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by yoshi, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    Hi all (note: same post as in recordings).

    This applies to all musicians, specifically those who are familiar with tab (but also with notation hence the 'all msuician tag!).

    Ever heard a killer snes tune but just can't work it out by ear? Well I figured out a way to use a program to work them out for you!

    Step 1: You'll need a midi file of the track - these are easily available accross the interent.

    Step 2: Download a tab editing program named 'powertab' (www.powertab.net I think - this is a legally free program).

    Step 3: Go to file > import > import midi > select the midi file

    Step 4: follow the instructions in the steps (assigning treble instrumenst to gtr staff and bass to bass staff).

    Step 5: Out pops a fully playable tabbed versionof the song. You can export/print this file as tab or even notation!

    Just thought I'd share that as I was pretty amazed when I discovered it by accident
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Yep... 'cept I do it with Guitar Pro.

    Mmmmm... guitar pro.

    I know some Emulators will spit out a midi file for you. I've done it with 8 bit nintendo games and the Nesticle emulator. :bassist:
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