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Software for Banjo Pickers


TABLATURE WRITING PROGRAMS

TABrite (Banjo - Guitar - Mandolin - Bass)
The best program, in it's class, for the PC I've ever seen is TABrite. It's fun and easy to use. It is great for writing tablature and playing back the midi file you can make of the tab you wrote. Very good for learning other tabs done with TABrite. Prints out a professional looking copy of the tab. I recommend this program to ALL pickers!

March 19, 2005
NOTICE!!! The full TABrite tablature writing program for the PC is now FREE! The TABrite authors, Al and Duane Langston, pioneers in tab writing programs for the computer, due to unforeseen problems, no longer have their website. Al and Duane have made the TABrite program free to the music community from the link below. Please note product support will not be available from them since they are no longer on the Internet. BUT...should you need it, help should be available from TABrite users in the many banjo or other music groups on the Net.


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NoteRead this, HOW TO INSTALL TABRITE, to get you up and running.


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Note Click to get the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft



If you don't need the full TABrite tab writing program above, then download this FREE TABview program to VIEW, PRINT and PLAY files made with the TABrite program.

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TABview reader for the Mac,
hold down the SHIFT KEY
and left click HERE

TablEdit
TablEdit is a program for creating, writing, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for BANJO, GUITAR, MANDOLIN, DOBRO and other fretted stringed instruments. EASY to use and powerful. Writes tab from midi instruments, too!.

TablEdit Tablature Editor for guitar and other instruments runs under Windows (3.1, 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, and XP) and Macintosh (MacOS 7.5 and later). It is available by DOWNLOAD only. After purchasing you will be sent email with a registration number, telling you how to download and register.

This is a GOOD program! Click HERE for more information.



Band-in-a-Box 2004 for Windows Band-in-a-Box 2007 for Windows® is here!
The award-winning Band-in-a-Box™ is so easy to use! Just type in the chords for any song, using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7 or C13b9), choose the style you'd like, and Band-in-a-Box does the rest...

Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete professional quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar and strings in a wide variety of popular styles. (Bluegrass, Jazz, Pop, Country, Classical and more.) With Band-in-a-Box, you can input a typical song in just two minutes. You'll quickly build up a large library of your favorite songs!

This is a MUST-HAVE program and it's cheap!    Click HERE for more information.

Transkriber is another computer program to slow down the music without changing the pitch using your computer ! Play the music you want to learn on your computer CD player (or on an external CD or tape player hooked up to your sound card). Check out TRANSKRIBER. You'll be glad you did!

You should also check out these DIGITAL MUSIC STUDY RECORDERS



BANJO TUTOR FOR WINDOWS
BanjoTutor for Windows is now available for beginning banjo players. It includes two tuners (tone-generator and interactive), bitmapped banjos (including left-handed), multi-function player (including variable tempo, dual memory points, looping, step forward & back, metronome, etc.), and comes bundled with Mel Bay's Easiest Banjo Book. All songs and lessons from the book are included in the program. Only $30.00 plus s/h.

Try the limited-function demo version by clicking on the button below.


Midi Players

These are must have programs! They are great for improving your timing, learning a new song, or just "jamming". You can play at any speed. No matter what instrument you play, these programs with the backup midis on this site under "Midi Backups!," will improve your technique and provide hours of fun. These are a must-have for the serious picker!