- February 16th, 2010
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TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments, including mandolin and bass. This is a very useful tool for those who are trying to learn a new instrumental tune. Multiple instrument tracks can also be created; for instance, the user could toggle between tablature for guitar, mandolin, all within the same song file.
TEFview is a free TablEdit file viewer. Files that were created with TablEdit can be viewed/listened to using TEFview. Unfortunately, they only offer a Windows and Mac version of the software.
With past versions of Ubuntu, I have been able to run the TEFviewer under wine, but I had to also install Timidity and and make some custom configurations. Now, with the latest version of Wine and Ubuntu, you can easily intall TEFview.
Download TEFview from http://www.tabledit.com/tefview/. I installed this on my CrunchBang system which made the process slightly more complicated, but not too bad. I chose to install Wine-Doors, which I have had good luck with in the past when running under Ubuntu. When you install Wine-Doors, you are also installing the standard Wine package. Wine is in the Ubuntu repositories and is as easy to install as typing “sudo apt-get install wine” into your terminal emulator. If you wish to instead install Wine-Doors, download the appropriate file from here: http://wddb.wine-doors.org/downloads. For Ubuntu, dowload the .deb version. Navigate to the file in your file manager, right-click on it and select “Open with gdebi package manager”. Follow the installation procedure. Once finished, you’ll find a menu launcher under Applications > Wine > Wine-Doors. Launch Wine-Doors and specify that you do have a valid Windows license; once the setup has completed, a window will open that contains various software that can be installed. Select File > Install From CD, and then browse to the directory where you saved the TefView software, then select the tefv.exe file and click Run. Follow the installation wizard.
Here is the TefView in action.