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!


bdam said...

Great new features!
What I still really miss is a possibility to rate songs and a search option to display the most popular songs and the best rated ones.
Now I'm quite lost on Songsterr, I don't really know what to search for, so please show me what others like.

And one issue here: On Ubuntu my firefox always hangs for minutes when songsterr songs are loading, opening more than one song brings my firefox 3.0.5 to run out of memory (1gb RAM).

Denis said...

@bdam: Catalog navigation improvements are among our highest priority features for now.

You can cast your vote for the features you like on our support forum -

As for the Ubuntu problem - thanks for reporting, we'll check it.

Anonymous said...

Totally Awesome site. I Love the idea. I was looking for a tab site like this a looooong time ago and could never find one.

I think one feature the would be kewl is if you could upload and share some tabs privately with other people. Like if you had an original song to show to someone else and you don't want it getting stolen. I usually get paranoid about that stuff.

ruvik said...

you know, i can stole your tabs. all i need is to click fix tab button, and i can download it (for fix of course)

Denis said...

The point is that we don't sell tabs. In fact, we don't own the tabs - all tabs are contributed by users. Feel free to download all the tabs you want.

Tab player features is what we charge for...