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Mar 30, 2023 - 4:39:15 AM
175 posts since 1/17/2019

Good morning! I am looking for an easy to use application. All I want to do is make tabs for all my licks, rolls, various sequences etc to be used as a reference since I can’t even recall what I had for breakfast. I won’t be composing. Just fill in a lined measure with tab notes. Yes I could do it by hand but I prefer computer generated.

I see there are several apps out there, just looking for a recommendation for an idiot proof one. Thanks

Mar 30, 2023 - 4:45:22 AM



508 posts since 12/30/2005

I can thoroughly recommend Tabledit. I'd say it's by far the most widely used of the various applications out there. I've also used Guitar Pro, and that is also good but I much prefer Tabledit. It's the application of choice for many of the really prolific tab-writers here on the Hangout. Here's a link

Mar 30, 2023 - 4:50:05 AM
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28759 posts since 8/3/2003

I agree with HSmith: Tabledit is the most wisely used app. You can download a demo here:

I think you can save 16 bars and for what you're needing, hopefully, that would be enough. Try it and see if you like it. The demo is free.

Mar 30, 2023 - 4:50:11 PM

175 posts since 1/17/2019

Thank you. Getting used to tabledit …taking a while but I will get there.

Apr 1, 2023 - 5:45:15 AM

23 posts since 2/5/2023

Deering recently published a blog post with tips on writing banjo tab:

Apr 3, 2023 - 1:12:10 PM
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160 posts since 12/12/2021

I've got tabledit, but I rather enjoy the TuneFox app.

The content man, Jordan Riehm (banjo man for Kentucky Shine) most responsive and has been a pleasure to deal with.

Mind you, it's not an app allowing you to create new TAB, although perhaps if asked, they may develop it out that way in the future.

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