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Here's the Charo Di Luna, 6x6 bare bones transcription that I presented as a quick example at the HGG6 notation talk. I added the kitchen sink on this as far as staff count, but the kitchen is bare whereas careful articulation was applied. It also plays back much better when within Sibelius itself applying all the House Style elements.

You can output a thinner version of the layout if desired or setup all the markings and positioned items you want. If anyone has much cooler fingerings, corrections or other, please submit here for all to see. Enjoy.

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OK. I'm becoming a Sibelius fan.

I plan to use two staves in each of standard and tab. That way Sibelius can keep the standard notation and tab in synch for me.

If I used the letter-below-the-tab approach I'd have to keep the letters in synch by inspection.


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Originally Posted by Gregg
Pete - I'll be curious to see your results and if you're happy with the sub note letter idea.
All - this is gaining more ground - Mike Doolin is working on notating his first piece (hurry, Mike!) with full double-stave notation and tab below with lettered basses.  Member Steve Sjuggerud also donated 3 of his arrangements with the same format (posted on the bottom of the TAB page).

Hey all,

To add my 2 cents, I really dislike the tab with letters below by itself.  It seems problematic for those of us who use the standard Bennett (or close to) sub-bass tuning as we have 2 G's.  Tab certainly is useful in this style when accompanied by full notation where you can see in what octave the note should be.

I really like the example 3 (Miner/McKee) from the tab article.  Example 7 (Conescu - option 2) also works for me though I like that example 3 is more in keeping with the guitar (6-string) tab we all know and love.  Example 8 doesn't work for me as you have to take the extra step to count from the first string on the neck to find where you should be.  Of course, examples 9 and 10 only work if you already know what pitches those strings are tuned to.

Gregg, I really like your method of wrtiting in 12, 5, or 3, with a circle around the number, to indicate octave, fifth, or third open harmonics and that only works with example 3.  I will probably stick with using example 3-type tab for my own personal use but look forward to seeing where all of this discussion goes in producing a standard should I ever wish to publish any work.

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