The Lute Online Resources Portal (LORP): Tablature Software Packages

 

SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR TYPESETTING LUTE TABLATURE

A comparative review of these, from a seminar held in 2008, appears in Lute News 103, available at www.lutesociety.org/pages/lute-news-back-issues. Each of the tablature package websites has libraries of pieces typeset in that package, links to enthusiastsí webpages, usersí discussion groups etc; it is worth typing the name of the package you are interested in into your search engine to find these

Tab, by Wayne Cripps: www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute/AboutTab.html, library of music at www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/tab-serv/tab-serv.cgi

Fronimo, by Francesco Tribioli: www.theaterofmusic.com/fronimo/ or fronimo.software.informer.com/3.0/ Yahoo discussion group: groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Fronimo_editor/info

Django, by Alain Veylit: lute.musickshandmade.com/ also a large library of scores set in this package, facsimiles and modern editions,

Abctab2ps, by Christoph Dalitz: www.lautengesellschaft.de/cdmm/

Harmony Assistant: www.myriad-online.com/en/products/harmony.htm

Sibelius: www.sibelius.com/home/index_flash.html

Beiertab by Paul Beier: www.musico.it/lute_software/beiertab.htm

Simple Tablature Language, by Jim Arlow, originally devised for Gaspar Sanz project: thegasparsanzproject.wordpress.com/

See also pages relating to tablature processing, tabcode, online musical recognition and searching, and the Electronic Corpus of Lute Music Project (ECOLM) (www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~mas01tc/web/ttc/ECOLM.html) at Tim Crawford's pages, Goldsmiths College www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~mas01tc/web/ttc/research1.html

Other music typesetting packages

There is a list of packages at www.xmarks.com/s/site/ace.acadiau.ca/score/others.htm
Transcribe! software from Seventhstring aids in transcribing music from recordings: www.seventhstring.com/

The Gamera Project, Optical Character Recognition, now being used to read tablature: gamera.informatik.hsnr.de/

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