TuxGuitar

TuxGuitar 1.2

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

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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.

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

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TuxGuitar 1.2

— User reviews — about TuxGuitar

  • qweezer

    by qweezer

    "Doesn't open in Mac OS10.7"

    Doesn't open in Mac OS10.7 Needs to be dealt with or removed from planet Mac. More.

    reviewed on December 30, 2016

  • "The pc version is good, but mac is bad"

    It works well on pc, but on mac it won't even open. It needs an update on mac, but it`s perfect on pc ^^. More.

    reviewed on January 25, 2016

  • FlyOnDaWall

    by FlyOnDaWall

    "Doesn't work on Mac OS X Lion or Mountain Lion"

    Mac version seems to be several years old, not updated since 2009 and won't even open on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mou... More.

    reviewed on August 18, 2013

  • lumatrix

    by lumatrix

    "Get it NOW if you are a guitarist & VITAL for a teacher of the guitar."

    A marvellous piece of guitar software. TuxGuitar supports both PowerTab and ProGuitar tab formats. It plays and displays... More.

    reviewed on March 26, 2013