Bell's TAB+ Notation

This notation allows guitar tablatures to convey both pitch and time values of notes. It can also convey accented notes and various effects.

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Let "n" and "u" stand for fret numbers. General symbols: flagged note: n' 2-flagged: n" dotted note: n. tied notes: n_n rest: # tap: tn accent: ^ (above high string) bend/tremelo: nbu & release: nburn pre-bend: nru vibrato: v (above high string) extra vibrato: V (above high string) slide up: n/u slide down: n\u hammer-on: nhu pull-off: npu trill: n~u (trill between n & u for entire time value) harmonic: <n> Specific time values: 1/16 note: n" 1/8 note: n' 3/16 note: n'. or n'_n" 1/4 note: n 5/16 note: n_n" 3/8 note: n. or n_n' 7/16 note: n_n'. 1/2 note: n= 9/16 note: n=_n" 5/8 note: n=_n' 11/16 note: n=_n'. 3/4 note: n== 13/16 note: n==_n" 7/8 note: n==_n' 15/16 note: n==_n'. 1 (whole) note: n===

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