TuxGuitar is an open source tablature editor that is released under LGPLv2.1. the last release of this program was on October 3, 2011. The program is available for free meaning that everybody who is interested in it can download and use it. TuxGuitar can work in four different platforms; Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and FreeBSD. It is written in the java programming language.The program includes basic features that enable the user to compose music.
There are several features that will enable you to compose music using this program. Tablature editor is one of those features. This feature will enable you to edit your music while composing it. You can remove the parts that you feel are not important when composing your music. The program will also enable you to import and export gp5, gp3 and gp4 files. The other important feature of TuxGuitar is that, the program has various effects that you can apply while composing the music. Vibrato, slide, pull-off or hammers-on bend, are some of the effects that are available in this program. You can also scroll the music automatically while playing using the autoscroll feature. Tempo management is also an important feature that come withTuxGuitar. This means that you will be able to control the tempo of the music with the program.
TuxGuitar program will enable you to display multiple tracks at a time using the multitrack display feature. There are three default skins you can choose from when using this program. You can either choose lavender which is a simple and elegant theme. Blue serious is also default skin that you can choose. This theme has blue as the dominant color and looks more serious than lavender skin. You can also choose to have Ersplus theme. TuxGuitar also supports various effects. Dead notes, Accentuated notes, Dynamics and Harmonic notes are some of the effects that are supported by TuxGuitar program.
There are many other programs that are similar to TuxGuitar program. MuseScore is one of those programs. This is free software that enables the user to compose music using different features. The music notation feature enables the user of the software to easily enter notes on a virtual note sheet. Just like TuxGuitar, MuseScore is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. GuitarPro is another program that is similar to TuxGuitar. This program is designed to edit tablatures for guitar, bass, and other equipment that have 4 to 8 strings. It is easy to use because of its specific features.
TuxGuitar is one of the best programs for composing music. one of the best things with the program is that, it is free and everybody who is interested in using it can download and use it.
About Julian Casadesus
The original authors were Julian Gabriel Casadesus and othersamong others. The program was rated 4.5/5 in the CNET user ratings in 2009. The program also received a 5/5 ratings from reviewers at SoftForge. The development of the program however is said to have stalled.
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