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Finally bit the bullet and am learning Tabledit.  Here is My first tab.  I'll try to get more of my arrangements tabbed out for anyone who wants them.  Please for personal use only and ask permission before posting on other sites.

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Thanks  Guy.   Some people or sites post the TEF  file also.  Sure makes it easier for me to listen as to how it should sound or if you would prefer not too then perhaps  a mp3 file?    I dont know if there are unscrupulous people out there who take  TE and  change things around or not.   I only use mine to listen despite the fact I have the full sw.

I am only a beginner so perhaps this has been discussed on prior forums for the pros and cons?



Hi Mike!  You could also just listen to/watch me play it here:  Loch Tay Boat Song  I'll work on an mp3 for you though if you like.

Thanks, Guy. Is a book next?

Guy did post a tab file for use and is working on another video

I have so many songs I've arranged, I probably should do a book and CD.  I'm not sure when that might happen, but thank you for the idea!

I honestly tell you that if you would "produce" a  video CD along with the TAB like you did for Tay  I would purchase it without hesitation and I think that it would sell.   The fact that you go so slow and call out what you are doing note for note brings it home for me.  This doesnt take away all the other videos out there for demonstration but you reduce it down to the basic level that anyone can comprehend and start with.


For others on this forum read.  Check this out.

Guy - you may want to check out publishing the book part of things through something like Nook Press or the Kindle equivalent on-line publisher, rather than a conventionally printed paper volume.  I have a couple of texts on various subjects in process that way.

Thank you Ken and Mike!

Guy - I have to agree with everyone who is urging you to find a way to pass along your wonderful knowledge and the tunes you have arranged.  I would be willing to pay for the information as well.  The music you play is beautiful and well worth it.  I think we all want you to do it in a way you get compensated for all the time and effort it takes in a way that minimizes your expense in both time and out-of-pocket costs.     Linda

Agreed! Would love to have the arrangements and appreciate your work, Guy.
San Diego

I'll see what I can do!  Thank you for the input everyone!!! 

If you need any help with desktop or electronic publishing, give me a shout.  I literally wrote the book -- the first textbook -- on Desktop Publishing fifteen years ago, and work with electronic publishing things all the time.

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