Monday, January 12, 2009

New Features: Rhythm Notation, Ties and How To Read Tab

We are glad to announce that we've added several new features to Songsterr:

1. The rhythm notation. Rhythm notation is a set of special symbols that describe the lengths of the notes. With these symbols you can determine the length of particular notes not only by listening to the track segment, but also by looking at the rhythm notation. While users of GuitarPro are probably well aware of such notation, it can be a bit confusing for novices. But don't worry - we'll add the detailed description soon.

2. In order to make rhythm notation look right, we had to add ties to tablatures. From wikipedia: "In music notation, a tie is a curved line connecting the heads of two notes of the same pitch, indicating that they are to be played as a single note with a duration equal to the sum of the individual notes' note values".

3. How to read tab - you will notice this link on a small bookmark under the player. The "how to read tab" page is currently quite small, and we'll update it to become much more helpful soon. Stay tuned!