Mudcat Café message #1570275 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84900   Message #1570275
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
25-Sep-05 - 09:10 AM
Thread Name: TAB prefix? Thoughts?
Subject: RE: TAB prefix? Thoughts?
1) Would _you_ find a TAB prefix useful to your Catting? (in what way?)

Mostly to skip.

2)Would _you_ use a TAB prefix? (For what instruments?)

Rarely. Could possibly look at one for guitar. Less likely GDAE tenor banjo/ mandolin. I mostly play single note melodies in open position on TB and play by ear - for that, although music can help me if I've heard a tune, Tab offers me nothing I can't work out as easily from dots.

Or if you mean use as in create a thread with one: If there was a set prefix, and in the unlikely event I was posting a tab, yes.

Problems:

Legal, ask Joe or Max.

Other, see Jeri's commments re laying one out as everything needs to be done in a fixed font. How often do we see.

    C                            F
I've been a wild rover for many a year
         C            G                   C
And I've spent all my money on whisky and beer
end up as something like:

    C                            F
I've been a wild rover for many a year
         C            G                   C
And I've spent all my money on whisky and beer

It gets a lot worse with tabs.