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Feb 23, 2024 - 9:15:29 AM
19 posts since 12/10/2021

Hi. What is TABLEDIT. it doesn't work on my mobile device. I can't read music so I want tabs that show what finger to put on what string.

Feb 23, 2024 - 2:04:03 PM

2565 posts since 8/27/2008

quote:
Originally posted by machinist

Hi. What is TABLEDIT. it doesn't work on my mobile device. I can't read music so I want tabs that show what finger to put on what string.


I believe it works okay if you are wedded to TAB. But why not learn to read? It's better.

Feb 23, 2024 - 2:36:14 PM

RB-1

Netherlands

157 posts since 9/28/2020

quote:
Originally posted by machinist

Hi. What is TABLEDIT. it doesn't work on my mobile device. I can't read music so I want tabs that show what finger to put on what string.


What you want is TEFview. Download that app from your app store and you're in business.

Too bad though, most fiddle tabs are in a crippled format (1L, 1H, 2L, etc.) that relies on fixed handpositions, instead of the logical mandolin system that has a number for every chromatic position (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, etc) telling you exactly which note to play. That's how I write down my discoveries.

I know only of 2 FHO members writing tab that way, but it's a good beginning.

I myself am focussing on learning Bluegrass, so books with a thousand fiddlle tunes ( not even in a Bluegrass style) written in music score are pretty much useless to me.

So I'd rather spend the (ever dwindling) time I've left, on learning mainly by ear.

Feb 27, 2024 - 6:21:15 AM

19 posts since 12/10/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Brian Wood
quote:
Originally posted by machinist

Hi. What is TABLEDIT. it doesn't work on my mobile device. I can't read music so I want tabs that show what finger to put on what string.


I believe it works okay if you are wedded to TAB. But why not learn to read? It's better.


I would love to be able to read music. But it'd be like learning to read Chinese for me. And I don't know any music teachers that can teach me. So I have to find my own way to make music. 

Mar 4, 2024 - 7:09:16 AM

134 posts since 12/26/2021

By mobile device, do you mean a phone? You need at least a laptop sized screen or a large tablet to have anything large enough to see while you play. If you want mandolin style tab you can find thousands of tunes in abc notation and convert them to mandolin tab with notation using Micael Eskins abctools online, which will also play the tune for you. All online, no need to install software.

Edited by - crunchie812 on 03/04/2024 07:10:31

Mar 6, 2024 - 3:08:13 PM

19 posts since 12/10/2021

Yes. A larger screen if you are reading and playing an unknown song at a distance. But I would be using it for learning purposes so I would be able to stop and read and then play what I've read. And I have a tablet I can read at arms length.

Mar 6, 2024 - 3:29:53 PM

DougD

USA

11796 posts since 12/2/2007

I think RB-1 was correct when he said what you need is TEFview. Have you tried it yet?

Mar 7, 2024 - 8:20:32 AM

19 posts since 12/10/2021

quote:
Originally posted by DougD

I think RB-1 was correct when he said what you need is TEFview. Have you tried it yet?


I downloaded TEF but I haven't tried it yet. Gotta figure out how to use it. 

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