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Notation editor that supports piano tabs?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:47 am
by globetrotterdk
Single note instrument player trying to learn keyboard/piano... I am not adept at reading clusters of notes (or the base clef). Having to do so slows down my piano playing as I try to process the notes.

Therefore, I am looking for a notation editor that can create piano tabs:
https://www.wikihow.com/Read-Piano-Tabs

In Musescore, it is possible to add note letters next to each note in a chord (and I assume Sibelius does something similar). However, that doesn't really help me as I still have to skim the notes in clusters, which really slows me down when playing. Unfortunately Frescobaldi doesn't support piano tabs, and I simply can't find any software that does. Any ideas?

Re: Notation editor that supports piano tabs?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:24 pm
by d.healey
Well this won't be the answer you want but... being slowed down is good, do it more and you'll get faster, but maybe start with simpler music. Get yourself a real-book (or fake book) and just practice playing single note lines with block chords, when you can do that then progress to something more complex with more notes per part.

Re: Notation editor that supports piano tabs?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:20 pm
by GuntherT
I had never heard of piano tab before now, but I looked it up, and I agree with the prior post that you are better off taking it slow and learning the proper way. I don't think you will find any software that incorporates piano tab given it is not standard notation. I think time spent practicing sight reading will get you past your problem before software will.

Re: Notation editor that supports piano tabs?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:35 am
by AlexTheBassist
What an enormous stupidity… Gosh, how is that even possible? Piano tabs? Better kill me than let me see it alive.

Re: Notation editor that supports piano tabs?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:14 am
by rghvdberg

Re: Notation editor that supports piano tabs?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:30 pm
by varpa
Musescore has just introduced a new way to learn piano which is a little like piano tabs: https://musescore.com/piano-tutorial