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9 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
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190 Posts
if you are trying to tab a song by listening to it, but its too fast to work out, play the song in windows media player, and press:

CTRL + SHIFT + S

this slows down the song, and it should be easier to make out the fast riffs although it is a bit distorted.

ps: press ctrl + shift + n to return to normal speed

 
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9 years ago
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noise77


Tabber
[Tabber]

111 Posts
hey thanks i didnt knw that
 
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9 years ago
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noise77


Tabber
[Tabber]

111 Posts
hey when r u gonna do another "tips 4 tabbers " again?!?!?!? they're very helpful               "NOISE"
 
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9 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
ok...a couple more tips then...

tip #2

before you save your tab on the site, copy it all into a wordpad document or if you dont have that, then use notepad or microsoft word. ive had the page freeze before and lost the tab, its so annoying to have to do everything again. for dialup users, you can save it and then view your tab offline.

when viewing a tab offline, wordpad spaces the tab correctly, but notepad, microsoft word and other programs mess up the spacing. if you've saved the tab in one of those programs, open it with windows explorer browser



 
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9 years ago
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noise77


Tabber
[Tabber]

111 Posts
howd u figure all this stuff out ?!?!? and i have dial-up so thanx
 
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9 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
tip #3

tabnabber doesnt have a search engine, but you can still search the site
through google. just copy this into the google search bar followed by the name of your song or artist:

[ site:tabnabber.com ] (name of song or artist)

so to search for "In The End" by Linkin Park copy in this

[ site:tabnabber.com ] in the end

 
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9 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
tip #4

How to play your tabs in MIDI....
This one was a long post so i put it in a separate post to make it easier to find and less confusing...heres the link:

http://www.tabnabber.com/FORUM2/display_messag...

 
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9 years ago
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noise77


Tabber
[Tabber]

111 Posts
HEY COOL :D
 
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9 years ago
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Ebon-Ivor


Tab Master
[Tab Master]

20 Posts
'Ctrl-Shift-F' will speed the playback up, but it's like light speed when you do that. Does anyone know of a way to exactly double the playback speed in the Windows Media Player? I have a tab (Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop) that I just submitted, and because of triplets over quarter notes I had to spread everything out to make the entire song playback sound right in the MIDI (timing issue). But, even on the highest MIDI speed, it's too slow. Any help out there, please?
 
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9 years ago
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Ebon-Ivor


Tab Master
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20 Posts
Aha! I found it on the Media Player under the 'Play' button. You can either choose Fast, Normal, or Slow.

Also, 'Ctrl-Shift-G' gives you 'Fast'. Like I said b4 though, if you want light speed - 'Ctrl-Shift-F'.

 
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9 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
tip #5

been a while since a tip, so i thought i'd do another. if you want to be notified each time i put a new tip up, just make sure your email is registered with tabnabber, then leave a comment in this post

==========================================
GETTING YOUR TABS NOTICED/RATED/COMMENTED::
==========================================
-tabnabber.com shows you how many people are online at the top of the sceen. pick a time when there is lots of users on, because they will see your tab in the recently added section

-tab out the songs that nobody has but everybody wants. it might be alot of work, but it will be worth it in the end. nobody really wants to hear another version of a tab thats already on the site UNLESS it is a massive improvement on the first

-tab out lots of songs for the same artist. artists with more tabs in them appear larger when you browse artists by letter, so viewers are more likely to click on them because they stand out more

-put links on other sites to your tab on tabnabber. myspace, facebook and those kinds of sites are good examples. even better are answer sites such as:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/FAQ/2643
http://answers.yahoo.com/
and others including other piano tabbing/music sheet sites. these have many people asking questions about how to find a certain tab. search for the question, and put in your link

-often people would happily rate your tab but just forget to. so put a little message at the top saying "please rate and comment"

-also keep updating your tab, then you get a link in the "updates" section.

-rate other peoples tabs, and leave a nice comment. you might get one back. just dont leave bad comments, because it works both ways.

-leave a message on your tab saying "if you like this tab you should check out [insert name here]" and post a link

-and if you want to get sneaky, create your own request in the forum for a tab, then answer it yourself! often it can be good to leave the forum running for a little so other people can put in thier interest. hopefully you get comments from people that have an email registered with the site, so when you put up the tab you can just leave a little message in the post saying its finished. its about creating discussion about the song. just dont leave it too long, or someone will do it for you!

-when you submit your tab put a little extra line in the title to grab attention such as: "MIDI tab", "FULL VERSION", "100% ACCURATE" ect.

-solving legitimate requests is probably the best way to get comments and votes. generally if you fufil somebody's request, you should at least get a comment/vote from them! =)

-and its really just about getting your name out there, helping other tabbers, and making quality tabs.

tabber dude

 
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9 years ago
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Da Tickler


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

183 Posts
Good suggestions TD. As far as outside exposure, I've tried twice submitting links to my tabs to '911 Tabs' (a tab search engine site) over the past 4 or 5 months, but they don't post them. They have some links to 'Tabnabber' tabs, but they are to lower rated tabs. Can you or others reading this try posting links to your tabs on here to '911 Tabs' & see if they get posted? Thanks, DT.
 
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8 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
tip #6

Slowing Down Songs Part II

This ones a long one, but a good one.
my first tip of this forum told you how to slow down songs in media player, so you can work it out by ear. however the quality is terrible when slowed down, BUT theres a better way to do it, using a free program called "Audacity".

Step 1: Download "Audacity", and install it. Its basically a free audio recording and editing program. Audacity can be downloaded for free at this link:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

If the link doesnt work for you, just type "audacity" into google. it should be the first result to show up. download which ever version suits your operating system.

Step 2: Open Audacity. When the main page loads up, click "File" then "Open" and then find the song you are trying to tab, and open it up (Audacity works with most audio file types, but I always use mp3)

Step 3: Next, select the part of the song that you need to slow down to work out. Just click on the track, and drag the cursor to cover the section you need. It should then be a darker colour than the rest of the track. You can select the whole song if you want, by clicking on the gray information bar to left of the track itself.

Step 4: Once its selected, click "Effect" on the top toolbar, then go down to "Change Tempo". Either drag the slider bar to the left in the window that pops up, or type a pecentage in the "Pecentage Change" box. I dont change the tempo by more than %50 usually, however you can play around with it until you find the right speed.

Step 5: Click "Ok" and you're ready to go! The song will sound much clearer than when slowed down in media player. This program is also helpful if you have to listen to a part repeatedly to tab it. You have to continually drag the slider back in media player or itunes to listen to a part again and again. However in Audacity, when you stop it playing, the slider returns to wherever you last clicked on the track, so you can set it to just before the part you need.

Step 6: Start tabbing!

Tabber Dude


 
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8 years ago
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ranpage
guest

New Tabber
[New Recruit]

1 Posts
If anyone can help?

ok, im new here, but just can not quite figure out how to do this? What i would like to do is download the midi file, so that i can use the midi file and do my own music around it. I have been trying to get it for about an hour now on the site, but i cant get it? can someone assist? The song is called modern myth by 30 seconds to mars. Is it locked? i don't know why but it wont let me download it?

 
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8 years ago
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Robobox300


Admin
[Admin]

72 Posts
ranpage - right click on the download midi link and select "Save Link As" and be sure to name the file with blahblahblah.mid
 
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8 years ago
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randy Boyer
[Guest]
i tried that, but it saves it as a .asp file no matter what. i think thats a dream weaver file?
 
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8 years ago
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Robobox300


Admin
[Admin]

72 Posts
Did you try to rename the file? If it is saved as a .asp change the file extension to .mid.
If you're using windows, you might have to show file extensions (Go to My Computer -> Tools -> Folder Options.

 
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8 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
tip #7

time for another tip...

I have noticed alot of people like to put a request in the "Song Requests" forum for a song that has already been tabbed in high quality. Possibly a song that YOU have already tabbed in high quality! Most likely the people who post these requests have not been bothered to browse the site carefully to see if the tab already exits, or simpy have not been able to find your tabs due to looking at a different variation of the song/artist name.

It is a good idea then every now and then to look through the "Song Requests" forum, and look for requests for songs you have already tabbed. Chances are that there will be one, and this is where you just copy the address of your tab, and post a link in the forum leading to it, hopefully getting yourself some more ratings and comments :)


 
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8 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
tip #8

a while back i said how to use google to search tabnabber. well things just got even easier...

i have created a simple free search engine for tabnabber. no more browsing through hundreads of tabs to find the one you want!
just go to the link below to use:

searchtabnabber.yolasite.com

enjoy :)
tabber dude

 
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8 years ago
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Enzola


Tabbenator
[Tabbenator]

97 Posts
ZOMG How COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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8 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
tip #9

just an update on using either my tabnabber search engine or doing it yourself through google;

when searching the site through google, not all results that show up will be tabs. some will be forum posts / requests etc. there is an easy way to tell which are which however - if there is a date in the page description then it will be a tab :)

see link below for examples:
http://searchtabnabber.yolasite.com/about-us.php

 
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7 years ago
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musicislove
guest


Posts
what if i get decent views on my tabs but have no ratings?
 
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7 years ago
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slippy


Tab Master
[Tab Master]

28 Posts
The ratings will come in time. I'd rate some of your songs but I don't know most of them. :|

The ones I saw looked good but short. You should fatten your tabs up!!

 
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7 years ago
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musicislove
guest


Posts
thank you

and if u want me to do ne tabs u kno please im always open for suggestions

 
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7 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
tip #10

a few interesting tabnabber facts;

- an amazing total of 15698 have been submitted to tabnabber since the creation of the site back in 2004! (of course some have since been deleted for being complete rubbish)

- the first tab ever created on tabnabber was Coldplay's "A Rush Of Blood To The Head": http://www.tabnabber.com/view_Tab.asp?tabID=1

and no, i didn't have to individual count each tab to work this out. each tab created on the site gets its own individual 'tab ID'. you can see a tab's 'tab ID' at the end of the web address for a certain tab.

example: tabID=1698

also feel like learning a song, but not sure what you want to learn? when viewing a tab simply change the number at the end of the web address to another random number between 1 and 15,700 (of course this will change as more tabs are created) to show a random tab.

tabber dude

 
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7 years ago
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tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
tip #11

How to avoid loosing a tab you're working on!

If you try to submit a tab and it fails or your web browser crashes you can loose all your hard work. It can be a good idea to copy and paste your tab in a separate document before submitting it, but what if the web browser browser crashes or the power goes out?

For Firefox users there is a solution. If you're not using Firefox already, it's a great web browser. You can get it for free at:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox

All you have to do is install the free 'Lazarus: Form Recovery' add-on. It can be installed at the link below.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lazarus-form-recovery/

This constantly saves the text as you type. If for some reason the the browser crashes or the tab fails to submit, just go back to the 'Submit Tab' page, right click in the text box, go to 'Recover Text' menu item then select the most recent version. This should restore all of your hard work!

Hope this helps some of you :)

tabber dude


 
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