Tux Guitar


Subject 8 string guitars

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Post: Jul 2nd 2010 at 5:34 AM


Nowadays a lot of bands (like, for example, Divine Heresy and MESHUGGAH) using 8 string guitars. But there is no software that allows to tab their music. Soon I will by an 8 string guitar too. And it will be a big problem for me to tab my music.

So, please, add supporting for 8 string guitars to your awesome program!

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Post: Aug 26th 2010 at 2:47 PM

Agreed, I really need to tab out some 8 string stuff too, it'd be great if you guys could add that as a function!

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Post: Dec 14th 2010 at 1:13 AM

I would also really like to tab out 8 string stuff. Not just covers, so it would be very handy because there are alot of extended range guitar players nowadays

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Post: Jan 16th 2011 at 4:51 PM

As a new 8-string guitar owner I'd also be keen to see this extension to TuxGuitar. Thanks

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Post: Feb 21st 2011 at 3:28 AM

I agree totally. I am the new owner of a Shecter Hellraiser C8 and again no tablature whatsoever on 8 string guitars. I am tryng to learn this beast and it is very very difficult with 8 string to learn if there are no tablature to learn from. I don't even have a clue as far as alternate tunings. Too high I break a string... too low i get too much rattle from F# string.

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Post: Mar 1st 2011 at 10:22 PM

It is already possible to add strings at arbitrary pitch to a track. Just double click on one track in the lower area.

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Mannakin Skywalker
Post: Mar 28th 2011 at 4:25 AM

What they said. 8 strings would come in handy. Powertabs doesn't have it either. Beat them!

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Post: May 14th 2011 at 5:53 PM

I agree Im a bassist but my band somtimes tabs stuff to help write basslines that fit but we use 8 strings and you can t tab those yet!!!

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John Greenwood
Post: Jun 3rd 2011 at 2:56 PM

See note from Jemand. At the bottom of the viewing pane is the list of tracks and the instrument. Double click on track 1 and up pops the properties of the instrument including number of strings and tuning ... adjust any way you want.

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John Greenwood
Post: Jun 3rd 2011 at 2:59 PM

OOPS. My bad. Entered 8 but obviously can't count. Limit is 7, although adding another string should not be that difficult.

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Post: Sep 4th 2011 at 9:25 AM

Need it too. Going to an 8 string too and need to tab my music.
Please do something for us ! :)

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Post: Sep 4th 2011 at 9:30 AM

have a look there


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Post: Nov 7th 2011 at 8:27 PM

Hmmm... daxh, you should tell e little more about the type of guitar. You see, a 12 (normal) stringed Guitar is not played on 12 individually tuned strings. It's played the same way as a 6-stringed Guitar, but instead of pressing only one, each of your fingers has to press a pair of strings at the same time. Needs much more power in left hand! And the upper four pairs (E-A-d-g) are tuned in octaves, the lower two pairs (b-e') are tuned the same.

When you say "eight stringed": do you mean eight real SOLO-strings or four pairs?

In the latter case (that's what I presume) this wouldn't really be a guitar, but might be a "Cavaquinho" or "Ukulele" - with the corpus sililar to a guitar. (Take a look at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_guitar or

If this instrument is stringed in pairs, you can find a possible tuning in


And in that case, you should treat this instrument like it were only four-stringed...

You see, there are "custom-designs"... The great classical guitar player Narciso Yepes, for instance, had a custom-built guitar with 10 "real" strings over a mighty wide fretboard. I think there's really no chance for TG to create a tablature for this instrument...


Farrier Pete

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Post: Nov 9th 2011 at 3:01 AM

Instead of typing all that out you would have been better served by Googling "8-string guitar" and you'd see there are all kinds of 8-string guitars available.

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