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TablEdit Users Say:

"I've been using TablEdit for several years. Keith and the staff have always been helpful. A lot of great folk instrument players use the program and offer lessons and examples using the TablEdit format. It's something that has brought me closer into the community of my favorite musicians. It's easy to use and helps me decipher my own inspired licks and melodies. And having a MIDI conversion to tab is priceless. Most times I just need the bare melody of an old song to build a finger style arrangement around. Innumerable classic tunes are available online in MIDI format which can easily be converted into tab and notation on TablEdit. I also use the program to arrange and simplify songs for the guitar classes I teach. I can go on...."
- Scott Kiker, Wisconsin, USA

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TablEdit and LilyPond

If you want to give the arrangments you created with TablEdit the typographical aesthetics of traditional engraved music, LilyPond export is for you.

The command { File -> Export -> Lilypond } allows you to create LilyPond files (.ly extension).

Then drag and drop the .ly file on the Lilypond desktop icon. A pdf file is automatically created by Lilypond.

The output of Lilypond is far from that of TablEdit as shown by the examples below. For each example you can find:
- the original TablEdit .tef file
- the .ly generated by TablEdit,
- the pdf printed by TablEdit using PrimoPDF.
- the pdf generated by Lilypond from the .ly file.

Click on the icon or to download the related file.

Musette In Dmaj - Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Download PDF printed with TablEdit
  • Download PDF created with LilyPond from TablEdit export
  • Download Zipped .tef and .ly files

 

Bourree in E min - Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Download PDF printed with TablEdit
  • Download PDF created with LilyPond from TablEdit export
  • Download Zipped .tef and .ly files

 

Aria Suite n° 3 - Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Download PDF printed with TablEdit
  • Download PDF created with LilyPond from TablEdit export
  • Download Zipped .tef and .ly files

 

At this stage, there is much information in TablEdit files that are not included in the exported LilyPond file. Any idea, comment or suggestion would be welcome, since it would help us identifying issues to tackle and priority developments. Please use the Feedback form to get in touch with us.