Free? Yeah right.

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No one believes you when you say something is free. ColorTab is free and because you don’t believe me either I think I need to explain that. So read on, it costs you nothing except your time, and you are free to stop reading anytime. In fact, go play your guitar, that’s a much better […]

Legal Stuff

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Legal Stuff As the ColorTab app and website get closer to the elusive state called “done” I’ve had to make a lot of decisions about things that a lawyer would be happy to give advice about, for a fee. That’s not happening but after making those decisions myself, it seems like a good idea to […]

Is it Done Yet?

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Ha! No it isn’t but it keeps getting better. What started as a simple conversion from ASCII tab to a new format has evolved with feature creep into a full blown software tool with custom editing, then lyrics and chord names, then a new font for inline music symbols and the big one, playback with […]

Downstem Duration

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Downstem Duration Guitar can be played with some notes held longer and timed separately from others. Often this is bass notes on lower strings plucked separately from notes played on the higher strings. Staff notation can’t always shows this clearly but accurate playback requires it. A “let ring” instruction is usually all you get with […]

What the Font?

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What the Font? Font is a four letter word that starts with F. What does that have to do with ColorTab? A whole lot, it changes plain text tab into a complete notation system. A new font combines traditional staff notation with text tab in a very powerful way. So let’s see that in action. […]

First announcement

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ColorTab Guitar Notation  Hello guitar players, musicians, friends, family, whoever, I’m announcing a new app that I just published. It’s a simple idea, why not use color to greatly condense guitar tablature notation. I was inspired by the colored metal ball ends on D’Addario guitar strings and the ridiculous number of pages or screens conventional tab needs […]