Power Tab Editor: Great Freeware for Guitar and Bass


In the past period I have been trying out different ways of getting the computer to assist me in producing scores for guitar an tabs for guitar.

Being an Old Schooler I guess I still think that writing it down with a pen and paper works best for me but at the same timeĀ  do see the advantages of a computerized version to do this. Some om my previous posts with tab examples were made using this very program. So far I have been very impressed with the capabilities of this freeware program.

Power Tab Editor is a tablature authoring tool for the Windows operating system. It is intended to be used to create guitar sheet music, more commonly known to musicians as guitar tabs and bass tab. The program provides the most commonly used symbols in tablature, including chord names, chord diagrams, rhythm slashes, bends, slides, hammer-ons/pull-offs, harmonics and palm muting. A useful piece of software for people who want to learn how to play guitar, and for experienced guitarists who want to transcribe their own music and/or guitar lessons. The software can be used by both acoustic and electric guitar players alike. It has the option of writing bass tabs.

Especially attractive from my point of view is that it whilst it departs from the tabs as starting point it also shows normal music notation.

A definite recommend from my side despite some of its limitations. A very good price/quality ratio.

You can download the software here >>>

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