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    MartynQ's Avatar Senior Member
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    Tablature software for Mac?

    I've just upgraded to Catalina on my Mac, so the version of Guitar Pro that I used to use no longer works.

    I could upgrade Guitar Pro, but it seems quite expensive. Do any Mac users have any suggestions of alternative tablature software?
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    Danny-Ramone's Avatar Senior Member
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    I think Tuxguitar is available for Mac. It's freeware. I haven't used it on a Mac though (and only use it as a Tab reader on PC).
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    Are you looking to make and edit tabs, or just "read" them? It doesn't edit tabs, but it can sync them to music and give you a scrolling tab viewer - Go Play Along.; https://goplayalong.com/
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    MartynQ's Avatar Senior Member
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    My hope was to be able to edit tabs... primarily so that I can make a record of what I'm trying to learn when learning a song outside RS. I find I can internalize it better if it is written down.

    DannyR is correct that TuxGuitar runs on MacOS Catalina - or at least there is a 64-bit version thought it seems to be viewed as slightly experimental. It doesn't seem to display bends very well though, which is a shame, and there was at least one other annoying experience that I could live with but not ideal.

    I'm currently experimenting with using Lilypond. It's got quite a learning curve and isn't at all WYSIWYG, but I tried it back before I managed to get hold of a "Lite" version of GuitarPro and Lilypond has some similarity to a text processing system that I use for my work. The guitar facilities are slightly experimental so I may still be frustrated by its handling of bends (for example).
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