In a score enhanced with Ad-Tab the digits on the tab staff are encircled by colored symbols with the following meaning:
|Red||1st, or Index finger||F1|
|Green||2nd, or Middle finger||F2|
|Blue||3rd, or Ring finger||F3|
|Pink||4th, or Pinky finger||F4|
|None||None||Open string, or no fingering specified||F6|
Ad-Tab Symbols are useful for:
- Beginning guitar players who need to be shown which fingers to use on the fretboard
- Advanced players, when complicated or unusual fretboard fingering is used
- Non-Fingering information, such as teaching musical theory by showing scale root notes
The Ad-Tab concept was designed by Ad-Tab International. To learn more about Ad-Tab and Ad-Tab International (eg. licensing information) please go to: the Ad-Tab Int'l Web Site.
With MusEdit it's easy to enhance any standard Tab score with
Ad-Tab symbols. The tab digits
should be entered first (either a few notes at a time, or the whole score), and
then the Ad-Tab symbols added afterward. To
add an Ad-Tab symbol, place the caret immediately to the left of a Tab digit and
then hit one of the “F” keys on the computer keyboard, as shown in the table
above. Use the arrow keys to quickly move from one digit to the next.
To change an existing fingering symbol to a different one simply hit the
“F” key for the new symbol. To
clear a fingering symbol hit the F6 key.
Ad-Tab fingering can be hidden, shown as “outline” symbols, shown with symbols in full color, or shown only as color digits via the View | Ad-Tab menu:
full color view is easiest to see and best for learning a new piece.
The outline view is good for black and white views of a score enhanced
with Ad-Tab symbols. Color digits are useful when a score would be too crowded
if symbols were used. If a color view of a score is printed in black and white, the
printout will automatically be done in “outline” style.
Samples of Ad-Tabbed Scores:
(Note! Printed images will not have the jagged lines seen in these screen shots! See FAQ-Appearance)
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