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Subject Banjo functionality



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Bonuts
Post: Apr 5th 2007 at 4:43 AM

I'm a banjo player and the only app I have found that supports banjo at all is Tabledit. However tabledit is A) not open source, and B) not open source, there's only one reason needed. I was wondering if there was any plan to implement some 5-string banjo loving, I am completely willing to help with whatever information you need regarding the banjo.

The main kicker is that the fifth string on a banjo starts at the fifth fret. Like so.
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Bonuts
Post: Apr 5th 2007 at 4:45 AM

Well, that fretboard diagram didn't come out right. Lets try html tags, If this one doesn't work I give up.


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Bonuts
Post: Apr 5th 2007 at 4:47 AM

I lied about giving up, sorry to spam. But this is my last try (added nobr)


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Julian
Post: Apr 5th 2007 at 11:27 AM

Hi...
go to "track -> properties" menu option...

then you can set the number of strings, tunning and instrument
of the selected track.


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Johnny
Post: Apr 17th 2007 at 10:11 AM

Tune the instrument 5 frets lower, and don't use 1-5 frets on the lowest string. I think this is a painless solution.

Anyway you can play with the tunnings, there's nothing else you need. Or is it?!?


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Julian
Post: Apr 17th 2007 at 10:25 AM

Hi johnny, i talk with Bonuts by mail.. and i could understand the problem.
in banjo 5 string, begin from 5 fret.
but in tabs.. you should see:
frets: 0 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10.....(all separated by 1 semitone)

the problem, is tuxguitar can't 1 semitone beetween 0 to 6


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Johnny
Post: Apr 17th 2007 at 10:36 AM

Well then, as long he doesn't use those tones for which he doesn't have frets, there's no problem....


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Julian
Post: Apr 17th 2007 at 10:46 AM

yes, but the problem are not unused frets "1,2,3,4,5" ..
the problem is "0 fret".. what should be tune 1 semitone down than "6 fret".
he need listen the sound of "5 | 6" but writting "0 | 6" on the tab.


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johann
Post: Dec 18th 2008 at 3:08 PM

I would also like to see this functionality. All that really needs to happen is to have a "0" displayed when the fifth string is fretted on the fifth fret.

Behind the scenes, it is ok if the actual value is 5 in this case.

Are there any plans to implement this? By the way, thanks for a fantastic program!


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Anonymous
Post: Dec 5th 2009 at 3:28 PM

Basically what this all means is this: We, friendly banjo players :) need a "Capo string X at fret N" feature.

Or let me rephrase that: 5 string banjo needs a independent 5th string capo + regular capo.


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Bandzo
Post: Dec 5th 2009 at 3:28 PM

Basically what this all means is this: We, friendly banjo players :) need a "Capo string X at fret N" feature.

Or let me rephrase that: 5 string banjo needs a independent 5th string capo + regular capo.


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