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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Pachelbell's Canon in D,transcription by Richard Van Patten


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gillesasselin - Posted - 09/27/2018:  08:26:07


I downloaded that tab but I can not decipher it. To me it is not written in the usual banjo tab format nor is it in the regular music annotation. Could someone point out what I am missing ? Thanks.

gillesasselin - Posted - 09/27/2018:  11:32:13


Problem solved. When I search for that piece in the Banjo Tab Library on Banjo Hangout I get a tab where the figures indicating the fret are not placed on the proper lines indicating the strings but in between the lines. I googled "Pachelbel's Canon in D" and I was suggested the tab on Banjo Hangout which I reached directly but, this time, the banjo tab is normal: the frets to be played are located on the lines. ???? Very strange. I tried it a few times and each time the tab reached through Banjo Hangout is defective and the one reached after googling is correct.

banjo_brad - Posted - 09/27/2018:  12:06:08


Are you downloading the PDF file or the TEF (tabledit) file? The TEF file does not contain a banjo part, and it is in notation, not tab. The PDF file is a banjo tab, with the notes on the lines, and seem correct to me.

Here's the link to the tab I see:
hangoutstorage.com/banjohangou...12017.pdf

gillesasselin - Posted - 09/27/2018:  13:22:49


Fred, you are right. When I open the PDF file I get a typical banjo tab. When I open the TEF file I get what looks like music annotation but, strangely enough, it is an exact copy of the PDF file with the numbers written in between the lines rather than on the lines. Normally it should be the other way around. ( In music annotation there should be notes in between the lines and some on the lines). Thank you for directing me to the proper file. Now I can struggle and try to play it. Gilles.

mike gregory - Posted - 09/27/2018:  13:47:32


I have nothing to offer other than a silly picture.  cheeky


banjo_brad - Posted - 09/27/2018:  14:28:45


Here are a couple of screen shots of the TEF & the PDF files I found on @mmuussiiccaall's post of the Canon. The only notes I find between the lines are on the score (notation), not the PDF. I am on an iMac, but I don't know if you are on a mobile with a different OS.


Old Hickory - Posted - 09/27/2018:  14:40:12


quote:

Originally posted by gillesasselin

When I open the PDF file I get a typical banjo tab. When I open the TEF file I get what looks like music annotation but, strangely enough, it is an exact copy of the PDF file with the numbers written in between the lines rather than on the lines. Normally it should be the other way around. 






Two comments:



> There are in fact two styles for writing/displaying tablature:  1 - numbers in the spaces between the lines (in which case the string in question is the line at the base of the number);   2 - lines running through the numbers, in which case the string is the line that bisects the number.  Both types are used.  Some people prefer one over the over (I prefer lines through the numbers).  But since both exist, it helps to be able to read both.



>  TablEdit enables both types of tab display.  You can choose this in the Preferences:General dialog box.  I can't say whether the free TEFview software allows you to change the style of tab display but the paid version definitely does.



Edited to add third comment:  In the first image posted by Brad, all three staves are displaying notation!  None of them is tab.  The Preferences:Multitrack dialog box is where you choose whether to display tab or notation or both and for which instruments (if there are multiple instruments/tracks in the tab)



 


Edited by - Old Hickory on 09/27/2018 14:45:06

gillesasselin - Posted - 09/27/2018:  17:01:52


Ken and Fred, many thanks for the information you supplied. Now I can play that piece. Gilles.

Rawhide Creek - Posted - 09/27/2018:  17:14:16


It isn’t a canon with only one instrumental voice playing . . .



devil

banjo_brad - Posted - 09/27/2018:  17:35:14


Sorry Gilles & Ken - I failed to mention that the Tabledit measures covered more than one instrument, none of which are banjo. The main (first) stave is actually written for violin.

Mea culpa.

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