Hey guys!

I'm something of a beginner when it comes to music theory, and a drummer when it comes to guitar. Looking at guitar tabs for many years I've always lamented that rhythm is often ignored or sacrificed when it's such a crucial part of any melody or song structure, and that tabs by their very nature cannot visually indicate or hint at the feel and playing technique of a particular passage.

Combining guitar tabs with some other formats that I think are slight improvements in this regard, namely drum tabs and Guitar Hero, I've started toying around with a more graphically-based system of tab notation, that, as a laugh, I'm tentatively titling 'CompleTab'.

I'm hopefully not arrogant enough to say this should be used instead of tabs, because there's no truth in that whatsoever. But CompleTab is a means of including more information in the notation and hopefully making it a little bit easier to sightread.

I've got the whole system pretty much fleshed out, and I've prepared a snippet (the solo from Nothing Else Matters by Metallica) to post here. I'd love some feedback from all you tabophiles; is there any worth in this? Does it need more explanation? Does it work for you? Let me know!

Also, because tabs are so very often printed, there are greyscale versions for those with no colour printing facilities.

Thanks heaps guys, have a good one.

- Ash
© CompleTab 2008
It's good, mind you thered be the problem of writing them. How did you do it? It would be quite hard probably.

Also there are programmes out there, such as guitar pro, which include all the rhythms, any other info you want, and you can play it back so you can hear if it's right or not. It does cost money, but there are alof of tabs for it out there. Well worth it.
I have absolutely no clue what the colours are all about but I can just about see what you're doing with the rest of it. Although I can see why you want to expand on what tabs tell you I think you've been beaten by Powertab and GuitarPro if you want extra detail.

Also, there may be an issue with file size.
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