Drum Notation

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24 Oct, 2020 03:05 PM

I've created a Drum Course on Teachable and I want write out and post some of my beats. Is this easy to do in Tabular? I've checked out some of the other apps and the reviews have been horrible.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Jarod Long on 25 Oct, 2020 02:26 AM

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    Hey BooM, thanks for the question! The answer depends a bit on how you'd like to share music from the app, which can be done in several ways:

    • You can send Tabular files to anyone who also has the app.
    • You can export a MIDI file, plain text ASCII tabs, or a PDF.
    • It can also be convenient to use the macOS or iOS system screenshot feature to quickly share a cropped image of your tabs.

    If any of those approaches fit with the workflow you have in mind, Tabular should be a good fit for you.

    Hope this helps! Happy to clarify further or answer any other questions you might have.

  2. 2 Posted by Rick Steel on 25 Oct, 2020 09:25 AM

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    Thanks Jarod. I've included a screenshot of what I'm used to using.
    That's *exactly
    *what I'm going to do:use my Mac screenshot function to take a pic of the
    beat and post it in my course. Please check out what I sent and let me know
    if the Tubular Drum Notation is similar to what I have sent. Thanks!


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Jarod Long on 28 Oct, 2020 12:58 AM

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    Sorry for the delay! You can notate rhythms like that in Tabular, but it doesn't use traditional sheet music, so it won't look exactly like that. It uses tablature-style notation instead, which may or may not be to your liking. I've attached a picture of the same beat as an example.

  4. 4 Posted by Rick Steel on 28 Oct, 2020 10:51 AM

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    Thanks Jarod...
    Ya, that's not going to work. I understand it perfectly. But, for a
    newcomer it's a not a vibe. Thanks again for your time. BooM

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Jarod Long on 28 Oct, 2020 09:54 PM

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    No worries, best of luck!

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