Tux Guitar


Subject Two-part writing, key signature

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Post: Jul 4th 2010 at 1:35 AM

Note - I'm more of a piano person and really nitpick with music theory, which is why the latter subject bothers me.

1) I saved the .gp4 file I was working with to be in two parts (hybrid picking song, "The House that Built Me" by Miranda Lambert to be specific), but when I opened it up again, it changed back to one-part writing and the note durations were wrong. I'm using TuxGuitar for Mac 10.6+.
2) Even with the Windows XP computer I was using, after I finished working with any song with an unnatural key signature and reopened the file, the key signature disappeared. Just wondering.

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Post: Jul 4th 2010 at 4:00 PM

Both questions have same answer.. the problem is the file format you are saving the file.
GP4 file format, don't have 2 voice support. so to export a TG song to GP4 tuxguitar have to join 2 voices in one.
The second is a similar problem.. even if GP4 supports key signatures, the support is different, because tuxguitar allows you key changes ( so it work by measures ) while it's not supported in GP4..

So the suggested way is that you have to save in the application's file format. And this is a suggestion for every applications instead of tuxguitar. I mean, if you were using guitar pro 5 to save as GP4 you would have same problem as in your first question (not sure about the second)

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Post: Jul 4th 2010 at 6:29 PM

Alright, thanks, I'll keep that in mind.

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