Guitar Tablature Editing Software

TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to
tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other
fretted, stringed instruments.

Additionally, TablEdit supports tablature and standard notation for
harmonica, mountain dulcimer, diatonic accordion, drums, violin, and
banjo (even taking into consideration the special aspect of the fifth

TablEdit can open/import ASCII, MIDI, ABC, Bucket O' Tab, Tabestry and
Wayne Cripps files, as well as files created by earlier versions of
TablEdit. Files can be saved in TablEdit format or exported to ASCII,
ABC or MIDI formats.

  • supports English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese languages. English, German and French help files.
  • supporting tablature and standard notation.
  • full screen editing.
  • printing high quality tablatures and musical staves, head sheet printout,
  • playback through MIDI output (or PC speaker if no sound card).
  • import/export to MIDI or ASCII.
  • import ABC files.
  • open Buckett o'Tab or Tabestry files.
  • editing and building chords.

and many other features:

  • various effects (hammer, pull-off, bend, slide, vibrato, tremolo, dead note...),
  • alternate tunings, transpositions,
  • tempo changes,
  • note duration and velocity, tied notes, grace notes,
  • tablatures from 3 to 7 strings,
  • lyrics and strokes,
  • percussions and rhythmic patches,
  • juke box & file manager, Notes,
  • duets (two guitars, two banjos, guitar and bass...)


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Chet Atkins tab

Does anyone have the tab to Chet Atkins version of "The Old Rugged Cross"? Please email me a copy if you do. Thank you

learning to play fiddle

I need to know how the fiddle is tuned.Is it the standard E,A,D,G,like the bass or guitar? Whats the difference between the fiddle and violin?Can I get any help besides taken lessons?

fiddle and violin

The difference between a violin and a fiddle is proper english.

The word fiddle is a verb. A verb is an action word. Like running, talking, playing, You can fiddle with a clock or a computer... You can also fiddle around with a violin.

The word Violin is a noun. A noun is a thing. Like a guitar, or a rock, or a dollar.

Its not the strings. Its not the way you hold it, its not the way you learn or play.
Its only proper english.

The term fiddle came about from people who had no education and didnt know the difference.
However you should. They teach basic english in grade school.

Vinny Ray
The Fusion Violinist

what's the difference between a violin and a fiddle

I am keen to play the fiddle but as a complete novice have lot's of silly questions. What is the difference between a violin and a fiddle? Can I teach myself? Should I buy one or can you rent? I love the Irish music anyone know of a good music book I can buy. Thanks

Re: what's the difference between a violin and a fiddle

About $1000

Re: what's the difference between a violin and a fiddle

Hi Lindsey,

I am interested in playing as well. In fact, I just got home from the music store. Here's what I learned. The fiddle and violin are the same, just a different style of learning. I am renting my violin for $18 a month (CAD) from Long & McQuade... they were very helpful.

Re: learning to play fiddle

the fiddle is tuned from top to bottom gdae
the difference between the fiddle and violin is this - in the old days the elite society used silver wound strings and usually played classical style - due to the expense of silver wound strings the working class used "catgut" which the only expense was the life of a cat (so to speak) - the instrument is identicle except for the strings at the time -one more note for the tuning, as you adjust your tuners, while you twist to tune up you should press in to secure the tuning pegs - i play a bass and am learning fiddle also -if you know anything about a bass or a six string guitar the tuning goes eadgbe for guitar and eadg for bass (with the exception of a 5string(beadg))
another consideration you should definately consider is tailpiece tuners - they are only about $2 each and are well worth it for fine tuning without having to readjust your peg tuners - if you know of any tabliture fiddle pages please let me know

Re: learning to play fiddle

The tuning is E, A, D, G (E being the thinnest string) and (G being the thickest etc..) There's no difference between a fiddle and a violin, basically it's just the music that's different, if you play classical music, you are classed as playing a violin, if you play folk music, you are classed as a fiddle player and so on...


Without a doubt the fastest, easiest, most complete way to transcribe your arrangements into great tablature. Great program!

Re: TablEdit

I need some tablature on the fiddle or violin. How do I get it?

RE: I need some tablature on the fiddle

Use mandolin tablature. Mandolins and violins have the same tuning. The only difference is that you pick one and bow the other.

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