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Re: Ancient tablatures

From: Valentin Villenave
Subject: Re: Ancient tablatures
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 13:54:48 +0200

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 1:04 PM, Trevor Daniels <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hello, would this kind of ancient tablatures very difficult to do?
> I don't know, but it is very beautiful, isn't it!

Yes indeed. I'm CCing the tablatures list, and perhaps we could
consider a feature request in the tracker at some point?

> It is Baroque Lute TAB (in the French, German,
> English style).
> My lute contact (step-son) tells me it's
> typeset using Fronimo:
> (windows only, I'm afraid)
> For interest, he also says how to read it:
> The symbols above the staff are the note
> values, minim, crochet etc..., the letters
> on the strings are fret numbers (the sequence
> from a - open string - is:
> a, b, r , d, e, f, g, h, j, k, l, m).
> The comma after a letter indicates decoration
> (different depending on the composer).
> The dots, single & double indicate the finger
> on the right hand that plucks the string.
> The staff indicates the first 6 strings and
> the basses are indicated below the staff as
> follows in descending order: a a/ a// a/// 4 5 6
> There's a lot more information and another
> lute tab typesetter at
> Trevor

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