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Infinity 2005-01-01 19:37

Optional Midi to Accompany Tabs
I was thinking that Tabs can be a little obscure to play by just reading sometimes. Or someone might not have Powertabs, but it's the only version of the tab anywhere. Any computer can play MIDI, so I was thinking, so some people don't just get frustrated and give the tab a low score, that maybe it could be possible to have an optional accompanying MIDI score? Anyone can make MIDI using Power Tabs [for those that don't know, File:Export:As Midi] or any of the many various MIDI composers out there. And they are so small too, so I don't think taking up space would be an issue.

So to summrise, A guy gets a tab, dosnt know how to play a certain bit, gets frustrated, gives the tab a low score. But if there is MIDI, he can check that before going insane. Basically, poeple that don't have PT get some of the advantages of it. Just an Idea that I thought would be useful to everyone.

guitar_demon 2005-01-01 21:14

couldnt they just do the same by listning to the cd?

Infinity 2005-01-01 21:25

Why would they need a Tab if they could do that?

guitar_demon 2005-01-01 21:31

cause alot of people(me included) cant figure the songs out on their own, so we look up the tabs

Infinity 2005-01-01 21:36

Well imagine something like Fuck Im Dead or something, just a riff that has a blastbeat over it that is too loud or to obscure and you can,'y make out, a midi could make that clear as crystal.

guitar_demon 2005-01-01 21:45

yea or with black metal too i guess

Infinity 2005-01-01 21:50

Yeah! Some cheapo black metal with poor production or too much synth and atmospherics over it.

guitar_demon 2005-01-01 22:12

yea i see your point now, I think that would be a pretty good idea. I dont know if it actuall possable to hose the midis but...

Infinity 2005-01-01 22:24

Midi's are generally less than PT's. A few kb's, like less that 7 for most

andrewc 2005-01-02 18:13

and that's for 3 minute songs as well. good thinking miggles.

andrewc 2005-01-02 18:18

intense hammer rage i know, was an absolute fucker to tab out i most likely repeated a few parts. anyone reading the homesick abortion tab would get lost almost as easy as inside paris hilton's cunt.
i really like the idea.

BLS 2005-01-02 18:28

Why dont people just tab with Powetab??

Infinity 2005-01-02 19:32

People don't have PowerTab? Some people aren't smart enough to use PT. The servers might'nt work for some people. And for anyone that DOES have PT all they have to do to make a MIDI of theyre song is click 2 times. MIDI's are only very small, the same size or less than a PT which is extremely small in itself.

BLS 2005-01-02 19:57

well.. why have to download the .txt tab AND the midi?

Just use powertab... i mean its not rocket science. Just seems like alot of work to make individual midi files for all the tabs.

Infinity 2005-01-02 20:06

Dude, its an optional thing that the Author can do, and as long as it's an easy song, you won't even need a MIDI. It's optional to download a MIDI if you can't work out the tab.

andrewc 2005-01-02 20:53

yea nyeh ny3h u stoop1dhead!1one

obrien20 2005-01-03 07:35

hummmmm myles, i don't know man!

Cloaca 2005-01-07 08:42

If it helps and it's not a ridiculous bitch to do, I'm all for it.

ukfswmart 2005-04-10 17:30

I say people should just use PowerTAB anyway, it's not ridiculously hard to use, it helps you to learn/improve your music theory and is generally alot sexier than txt. I actually can't read txt tabs anymore cause I'm used to reading the rhythm notation along with the tab score

I agree though, MIDI playback is so handy when trying to learn a difficult song. Another good thing about PT is that you can edit the tempo to something slower and then play along with it at a speed comfortable to you, and build it up that way

powersofterror 2005-04-11 02:16

Originally Posted by Infinity
Yeah! Some cheapo black metal with poor production or too much synth and atmospherics over it.

Psh. Who the hell would even want to learn a song like that:p.

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