TuxGuitar

Multitrack tablature editor and player

TuxGuitar is a full featured music composition tool that can be really helpful to musicians, whether they use their computer to compose music or not. View full description

PROS

  • Wide range of features
  • Nice interface
  • Lots of instruments included

CONS

  • May be overwhelming for first time users or music novices

Very good
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TuxGuitar is a full featured music composition tool that can be really helpful to musicians, whether they use their computer to compose music or not.

TuxGuitar looks really complex at first sight – at least for music newbies – so we have the feeling it may overwhelm novice users. But the amount of tools available, along with an extensive help section and documentation really encourages you to give it a go.

TuxGuitar features a nicely-designed interface with clear, simple lines that makes music composition tasks into lighter work. Besides composing on the tablature, you can also use a virtual guitar fretboard or piano keyboard to make composition even easier. What's more, TuxGuitar lets you play the songs you compose, using one of the many instruments included in it.

In spite of a confusing first impression, TuxGuitar well deserves a chance from all music composers: it's nicely designed and features many interesting tools.

Changes

  • Support measure range to loop
  • Transpose notes feature
  • Optionally transpose affected notes when change tuning
  • Move beats left|right support
  • More song properties options
  • Add multiple measure support
  • Clean multiple measure support
  • Number of pastes support
  • Better lilypond plugin
  • Better fluidsynth plugin
  • New jack plugin
  • New community integration plugin
  • New cocoa integration plugin
  • New audio unit plugin
  • Many bug fixes

TuxGuitar supports the following formats

Import: GUITAR PRO, POWER TAB, TABLEEDIT, MIDI,
Export: GUITAR PRO 3, GUITAR PRO 4, GUITAR PRO 5, LILYPOND, MIDI, ASCII, MUSICXML, PDF

TuxGuitar is a free music tablature viewer and editor. It allows you to compose music using the following features:

  • Tablature editor
  • Score Viewer
  • Multitrack display
  • Autoscroll while playing
  • Note duration management
  • Various effects (bend, slide, vibrato, hammer-on/pull-off)
  • Support for triplets (5,6,7,9,10,11,12)
  • Repeat open and close
  • Time signature management
  • Tempo management
  • Imports and exports gp3,gp4 and gp5 files

TuxGuitar

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TuxGuitar 1.2

— User reviews — about TuxGuitar

  • robhply

    by robhply

    "I would have happily paid a hundred bucks for this as is!"

    Many thanks for a great program, generously given free. I am using this as a teaching tool and would have been happy to ... More.

    reviewed on October 14, 2013

  • Daybeed

    by Daybeed

    "Great Program "

    Has a lot of features and is helpful for figuring out how different tracks work together in a composition. Easy to gene... More.

    reviewed on April 23, 2012