Category Education and composition / Scores & tablatures
Version 2.27
Format App
Compatibility TablaturesMacOS X Intel
License Commercial Software
Price $60  /  39€
Updated On Feb 4, 2017
Total Downloads 1,921
Mac Downloads 1,921

Guitar/bass tablature editor

Tablatures is a tablature editor for Mac OS X.

Tablatures is compatible with PowerTab, which is a well-known and widely adopted tablature editor for Windows systems. Thus you can share your music even with those members of your band that don't own a Mac! Moreover, you can easily find thousands of song transcriptions in this format on the net.

With Tablatures you can also export your tabs in MIDI format, or follow the playback on screen to help your learning process.
OS X 10.6.6 or later
Tablatures Tablatures v 2.27 Feb 4, 2017 MacOS X Intel
  • €˘ Added a new tracks panel

  • €˘ MIDI playback: tracks can be muted

  • €˘ Improved rendering of tie arcs carried over at the beginning of the next system
  • Tellini's Tablatures Tablatures v 2.26 Dec 10, 2016 MacOS X Intel
    Implemented Touch Bar support to control playback
    Tellini's Tablatures v 2.25 Nov 12, 2016 MacOS X Intel
    This version adds a printing option to decide whether to use the full page width for the last system, or to cut it short if possible.
    editor Tablatures v 2.24 Oct 23, 2016 MacOS X Intel
    Improved responsiveness of MIDI playback
    Moved the sections list inside the main window, since the use of drawers has been discouraged
    Requires macOS 10.9 or later
    tablature Tablatures v 2.23 Sep 3, 2016 MacOS X Intel
    This version improves the appearance of the last system in the score when printing it out.
    format Tablatures v 2.22 Jun 11, 2016 MacOS X Intel
    This version improves the support for GP5/GPX files. Standard notation rendering has also changed a bit: the pentagram lines are drawn with a slightly lighter color which makes symbols pop out.
    download Tablatures v 2.21 Apr 26, 2016 MacOS X Intel
    Fixed playback of imported GP tabs containing dynamic symbols
    mac Tablatures v 2.19 Jun 28, 2015 MacOS X Intel
    This version includes a couple of improvements to the Chord Dictionary
    windows Tablatures v 2.18 May 19, 2015 MacOS X Intel
    This release includes the following changes:

    if you delete all the Guitar In symbols in the document, playback will still use the first instrument defined for the score, instead of being muted
    revamped the toolbar icons for a more modern look
    macintosh Tablatures v 2.16 Mar 11, 2015 MacOS X Intel
  • When displaying bar numbers, don't count bars without any note or rest

  • MIDI playback: repeated bars were not handled correctly in some cases, fixed.
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    pc Tablatures v 2.14 Nov 16, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    This version improves a couple of things related to MIDI playback and rhythm slashes.
    Tablatures v 2.13 Aug 19, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    Added an option to disable the screensaver while documents are open
    Added two new configurable shortcuts that enable to extend the current selection to the left or to the right
    Improved the import of .gpx documents
    Tablatures v 2.12 May 25, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    This release contains a couple of improvements for those who need to edit scores with high and low melodies:

    Improved rendering of low melody rests
    Added a new configurable shortcut: “Delete Current Melody” (Shift + Backspace by default)
    Tablatures v 2.11 Mar 28, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    This release fixes a small bug in MIDI playback: the strumming direction of arpeggio chords was inverted.
    Tablatures v 2.10 Feb 4, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    This release improves the GP3-GP5 imported so that it properly decodes pull-offs.

    Also, a new option has been added among the Prefences: in the “Standard Notation” page, you’ll be able to decide how capo’ed notes should appear.
    Tablatures v 2.9 Nov 2, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    MIDI playback: the blue "current notes" indicator didn't appear correctly in Mavericks. Fixed.
    Tablatures v 2.6 Jan 11, 2013 MacOS X UB
    Keyboard shortcuts can be customised in the Preferences window
    Notes can be easily moved from string to string (see the Note menu)
    It’s now possible to view .gpx tablatures
    Tablatures v 1.41 Feb 8, 2012 MacOS X UB
    This version brings the following improvements:

    When editing a chord name, a double click on a row of the Cached Chords Names table will be enough to select the chord and confirm it.
    Added a keyboard shortcut to insert a double bar: F
    MIDI playback: play legato slides without striking the second note.
    Tablatures v 1.40 Nov 27, 2011 MacOS X UB
    Prevent System->Remove Staff from deleting the bar lines from the remaing staves of the system.
    Tablatures v 1.39 Oct 28, 2011 MacOS X UB
    * Limit the length of helper lines in standard notation, to make them more pleasant when there are few positions in the sys
    * Sometimes wrapping ties were not updated correctly when performing certain edit operations. Fixed.
    * Prevent fermata symbols from overlapping on whole notes on the first notation line.
    * Draw wrapping tie arcs for rhythm slashes too.
    * Updated the Apple Remote support to work with Lion too.
    Tablatures v 1.38 Jun 30, 2011 MacOS X UB
  • Improved readability of fret numbers in the tablature.

  • Fixed playback of GuitarPro documents with only one score.
  • Tablatures v 1.37 Jun 13, 2011 MacOS X UB
  • When editing a barline, the beaming pattern can optionally be applied from the current bar to the end of the score.

  • Improved copy & paste when working on a single staff.

  • Preferences: added option to automatically create new sections. If set, a new empty section will be added upon entering a note on the last position of the last section of the score.
  • Tablatures v 1.35 Apr 2, 2011 MacOS X UB
  • Corrected the formula for diminished chords in the Chord Dictionary.

  • The size of chord diagrams is configurable among the preferences.

  • A couple of other minor fixes.
  • Tablatures v 1.34 Jan 5, 2011 MacOS X UB
  • The handling of dynamics in GP files has been improved.

  • The play rate slider in the toolbar now shows the scaling factor too. Also, it's possible to click on the percentage to edit the value manually.
  • Tablatures v 1.33 Nov 22, 2010 MacOS X UB
  • Compatibility with GP5 files containing chord information has been improved.

  • An option to use spacebar to toggle playback instead of inserting empty positions has been added to Preferences.
  • Tablatures v 1.32 Nov 1, 2010 MacOS X UB
    * Standard notation: in some cases, tie arcs were not drawn correctly. Fixed.
    * Floating texts remain visible even when switching to tablature or standard notation only mode. Only those texts that would have appeared in the hidden parts won't be shown. Editing floating texts in these modes is still not supported.
    Tablatures v 1.31 Oct 3, 2010 MacOS X UB
    * Fixed problems in the Guitar Pro importer.
    * Improved the rendering of hammer-on/pull-off ties.
    Tablatures v 1.30 Sep 13, 2010 MacOS X UB
    * Added an option to automatically insert barlines.
    * Floating texts can be removed by dragging them out of the score.
    * Pressing the alt key while starting to move a floating text will clone it.
    * Pressing the shift key while moving a floating text will keep it aligned to its original position.
    * Tuning dictionary: updated the tunings for banjos.
    * Print has been tweaked to exploit the full printable area.
    * Added keyboard shortcuts to toggle pick strokes down/up (k/K).
    Tablatures v 1.29 Aug 18, 2010 MacOS X UB
    * Chord Dictionary: the panel can be resized.
    * It's possible to click on the zoom value to edit it, for those who don't always like to use the slider.
    * When editing a bend, "Release (gradual)" couldn't be set correctly. Fixed.
    * Added a keyboard shortcut to toggle chord names (c).
    Tablatures v 1.28 Jun 28, 2010 MacOS X UB
    Added support to read and save Unicode strings. This means that now you can use any character set you want (Japanese, Korean, Greek, etc…) and your texts won't be mangled upon saving.
    Tablatures v 1.27 May 31, 2010 MacOS X UB
    Added some extra tunings (e.g. Violin) in the Choose Tuning list.
    Tablatures v 1.26 Apr 20, 2010 MacOS X UB
  • Guitar tunings will be shown as reference in the tablature header.

  • Remember the last used Display Mode when opening a new window.

  • Standard notation: improved rendering of tie arcs so that they never overlap.

  • Improved rendering of tablature symbols (e.g. picking stroke directions) when using a bigger-than-usual tablature font size.
  • Tablatures v 1.25 Mar 19, 2010 MacOS X UB
    * Fixed a crash occurring when changing the Tablature Staff/Chord Names properties on GuitarPro files.
    * Make sure that the last remaining guitar in a score cannot be removed.
    Tablatures v 1.24 Feb 22, 2010 MacOS X UB
  • Guitar In symbols could disappear when undoing a change to a system. Fixed.

  • Improved stability when editing the tablature while playback is in progress.
  • Tablatures v 1.23 Jan 11, 2010 MacOS X UB
    Implemented a workaround for a Mac OS X/Xcode bug that caused some crashes while saving certain tablatures.
    Tablatures v 1.21 Dec 21, 2009 MacOS X UB
  • Added option to change the size of chord names.

  • Improved rendering in tablature-only display to prevent chord names to overlap with the first notation line.
  • Tablatures v 1.20 Nov 5, 2009 MacOS X UB
  • MIDI playback: the tempo slider can be used to speed the song up too (up to 2x faster than the tempo set in the document).

  • Standard notation: extra notation lines could be drawn with an huge length, thus causing excessive slowdown, when a system contained many positions. Fixed.
  • Tablatures v 1.19 Oct 8, 2009 MacOS X UB
  • Chord Dictionary: disable the "Add to Score" button when no document is open.

  • Disabled autosave on GuitarPro documents, to avoid problems. It's a good practice to convert GP docs to PowerTab before starting to edit them, anyway.
  • Tablatures v 1.18 Sep 9, 2009 MacOS X UB
    * Preferences: added an option to save documents automatically every X minutes. Autosaved documents will appear as "name (Autosaved).ptb" in the same directory of the original document, or in "~/Library/Autosave Information" for new, never saved before documents. In case Tablatures crashes, autosaved documents will automatically be reopened.
    * Editing the tablature or performing undo/redo while playback was looping over a section could result in a crash. Fixed.
    * Fixed a crash that occurred trying to add a system above the first one, when the first one didn't have any tempo markers.
    Tablatures v 1.17 Aug 7, 2009 MacOS X UB
    This version improves stability in a couple of situations.
    Tablatures v 1.16 Jul 14, 2009 MacOS X UB
    Fixed a crash that occurred with scores containing a Guitar In symbol for a non-defined guitar.
    Tablatures v 1.15 Jul 2, 2009 MacOS X UB
    This release fixes a crash that would happen trying to undo a change in a system containing dynamics.
    Tablatures v 1.14 Jun 24, 2009 MacOS X UB
    # Mac OS X 10.4 is the new minimum requirement.
    # Removed some code needed to work around some OS X 10.3 bugs.
    # Expanded the Chord Dictionary with many voicings missing an optional note (e.g. 7th without 5th).
    # Save as... will properly change file type to .ptb when used with Guitar Pro documents.
    Tablatures v 1.13 Apr 17, 2009 MacOS X UB
    Apart from fixing a MIDI playback issue, it implements a feature that's been requested by several users: the option to change the tablature font size.
    Tablatures v 1.12 Mar 25, 2009 MacOS X UB
    This version fixes some rendering problems in standard notation and rhythm slash.
    Tablatures v 1.11 Jan 9, 2009 MacOS X UB
    * Added floating texts: you can place a text box anywhere you want, simply drag'n'drop the floating text from the Musical Symbols Panel and edit it to your heart's desire.
    * Standard notation: consecutive octave offset symbols (e.g. "8va") will be grouped together.
    * The beaming algorithm has been improved.
    Tablatures v 1.10 Oct 29, 2008 MacOS X UB
    * Copy and Paste support has been completely rewritten in order to overcome the shortcomings of the first, simple implementation.
    * When deleting a selection, everything inside it will be removed (chord texts, directions, etc...). In the previous version, only notes and barlines were deleted, but that wasn't so intuitive or useful.
    Tablatures v 1.9 Aug 28, 2008 MacOS X UB
  • Added a zoom slider at the bottom of the window.

  • The line spacing for the tablature staff can be adjusted (see the menu "Edit" -> "Tablature Staff Properties...").

  • MIDI playback: when a repeat end bar line is encountered, its repeat count value is ignored if there are alternate endings in the bar. This behaviour is similar to that of PowerTabEditor.

  • MIDI playback: added an option to start with a metronome intro ("MIDI" -> "Metronome Intro").
  • Tablatures v 1.7 May 29, 2008 MacOS X UB
    * Added an option to configure the page footer (used when printing).
    * Added an option to reopen the last used document at start up.
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