Editors' reviewYou want to rock, but your fingers keep getting in the way. While this application's design doesn't exactly sing, it has all the necessary functions to help you read music and put your fingers in the right place. TablEdit uses a standard set of music notation marks, and displays a stave in the center of the main program window for you to follow along. One pesky problem we encountered was that at launch, the program toolbars display right in the center of the stave, blocking it from view. You can move these toolbars aside, thankfully. We were impressed with TablEdit's ability to add fingering "hints" to the stave, a unique feature we've seldom found in other music editors. Although the program is able to import and open a number of files, we discovered a few errors in importing ASCII files. The trial limitations only allow one song (of 16 measures, in 4/4 time), which is sufficient for a little ditty but perhaps not generous enough to get into the groove with TablEdit.
TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments, including mandolin and bass. Additionally, TablEdit, while designed for guitarists, by guitarists, is not limited to guitar like other Tablature programs. Through ongoing consultation with experts on other instruments, TablEdit has developed support for harmonica, mountain dulcimer, diatonic accordion, drums, violin, tin whistle, recorder, xaphoon, native American flute, autoharp, pedal steel guitar, and banjo (even taking into consideration the special aspect of the fifth string). TablEdit can open/import ASCII, MIDI, ABC, MusicXML, Bucket O' Tab, TabRite and MusicXML files.Files can be saved in TablEdit format or exported to ASCII, HTML, RTF, ABC, MusicXML, MIDI, Lilypond or WAV formats.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.69 added Staccato, Ottave alta, Ottava bassa, Double dotted note. Shows uncomplete bars in yellow and too filled bars in red. Microtonal instrument support. Ability to add a symbol to the percussion. Support of new drum sounds. Double sharps and double flats. Better management of alterations. Ability to save Lilypond files. Note stem management (length and orientation) improved.