Tux Guitar


Subject 3 string tab

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Post: Sep 5th 2009 at 2:40 PM

Just wondering if there is any way to tab for only three strings.

Thanks, Torsin

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Post: Sep 5th 2009 at 3:51 PM

No, it's currently not supported.

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Post: Sep 5th 2009 at 7:03 PM

That would be a pretty easy addition wouldn't it? Anyone know if there are plans to add a three string option?


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Post: Sep 12th 2009 at 3:08 PM

Well there are suggestions also about add more than 7..
so i'll try to change this strings range..

But it will not be available for next 1.2 ( that is allmost finished ) because it needs also change issues such as the file format, some exporters plugins..
so i'll add it on the list for 1.3 version.

Just curious.. what instrument have 3 strings ?? i never saw one..

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Post: Sep 17th 2009 at 3:18 PM

Some lap dulcimers use only 3 strings. I'm sure there would be others also.

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nicolas [at] vizille.net
Post: Oct 23rd 2009 at 3:19 AM

3 strings would be cool for balalaïka!!!
4 strings for violin/cello

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Post: Oct 29th 2009 at 10:54 PM

12 would be a nice feature too

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Post: Oct 30th 2009 at 11:47 PM

From tuxguitar side it could be very easy to modify the string count range.
but the question is what to do with all exporters plugins ?
if we have 3 strings, and have to export the song to a file format that don't support less than 4.. so it's easy, we add an unused string..
but what about if we are having 10 strings and try to export to a format that don't support more than 7.. what happen with the notes of 8,9 and 10 strings..

This question is what stopped this feature for now.

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Post: Nov 2nd 2009 at 3:20 AM

Leave it that if the format is for example 7 strings and want to export to say 6 strings choose what string will be missing and just get rid of that string in the conversion.

Same for any number.

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Post: Dec 1st 2010 at 8:00 AM

Hi I know this is an old thread, but I accidentally got Tux to do 3-string so I thought I'd search and share.

After installing 1.2, I opened a Power Tab .ptb I did for 3-string cigar box guitar and Tux handled it just fine - composing, playing, saving, and printing. I could even change the 3-string tuning.

Thanks for this software, it's looking good!

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Post: Dec 23rd 2010 at 10:37 PM

Make A 7 String Guitar In The Next Tux Guitar Version. PLZ

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Post: Feb 10th 2012 at 3:09 PM

Old Greek bouzouki, baglamas, gonato, tzouras, tabouras all have 3 strings... too

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