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Offline Davi 6896

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Tablature
« on: March 29, 2020, 22:42:12 »
How to make a tablature of an OpenMPT song with chord letters?

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Re: Tablature
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 06:18:04 »
I was just wondering the exact same thing!  I want to commission a good guitarist to record some lead tracks.
I bet it's possible with some data-management if you can get all the notes in a text format, but the biggest problem is going to be - how to make it intuitive for an actual guitarist's fingers...  It would take a guitarist to write really intuitive tablature.

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Re: Tablature
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 06:57:25 »
OpenMPT cannot do it, and never will be able to do it. However, you can export your song to MIDI and then check if one of the usual tab creator softwares can import MIDI files.
However, since OpenMPT obviously does not contain any information about finger positions in its note data, you will probably have to manually tweak the result so that it doesn't use awkward finger positions.
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Re: Tablature
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2020, 09:00:58 »
Is there any way to dump notes from a file into a text format?  None of the formats I looked at are readable to me.
It's funny because I can manually select a whole channel in a pattern, copy, and paste it into Wordpad as text.
So something like this must be possible.

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Re: Tablature
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2020, 09:03:33 »
For that I would also suggest to export to MIDI; I cannot recommend a specific tool but certainly there are dozens of not hundreds such utilities for MIDI files, since it's an extremely widespread format.
Of course you could also build a tool like that based on libopenmpt to do this directly with module files but I'm afraid I cannot help you there; my time is too limited.
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Re: Tablature
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2020, 12:47:15 »
For that I would also suggest to export to MIDI; I cannot recommend a specific tool but certainly there are dozens of not hundreds such utilities for MIDI files, since it's an extremely widespread format.
Of course you could also build a tool like that based on libopenmpt to do this directly with module files but I'm afraid I cannot help you there; my time is too limited.

How to export patterns to MIDI?

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Re: Tablature
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2020, 12:48:11 »
You currently cannot export single patterns, you have to export the whole song. You will find the menu item for that in the File menu.
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Re: Tablature
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2020, 12:53:58 »
OK. I exported to MIDI, but the tracks don't appear. What do I do?

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Re: Tablature
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2020, 18:29:45 »
I... don't know? I mean, I cannot even guess from the screenshot which software you try to use the MIDI file with. If you can play it back with a regular MIDI player and you don't get silence, then you probably need to modify the exported file to work with the software you chose. You have to read up on that on your own, we cannot help you with that.
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Re: Tablature
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2020, 23:06:45 »
The software is Power Tab Editor 1.7.