Sunday, August 30, 2009

jTab 1.1: Guitar tab for the web gets an update and a mailing list

I announced jTab back in July, and there have been some nice improvements over the past month which I just tagged as a "1.1" release.

jTab is a javascript-based library that allows you to easily render arbitrary guitar chord and tabulature (tab) notation on the web. Automatically. It is open source (available on github).

I've also established a mailing list for jTab. All are welcome to join in to discuss internal development issues, usage, and ideas for enhancement.


Some of the key new features:

  1. All chords can be represented in any position on the fretboard e.g. Cm7 Cm7:3 Cm7:6

  2. Now allows shorthand tab entry of 6-string chords e.g. X02220 (A chord at nut), 8.10.10.9.8.8 (C chord at the 8th fret)

  3. jTab diagrams now inherit foreground and background color of the enclosing HTML element

  4. When entering single-string tab, can reference strings by number (1-6) or by note in standard tuning (EAGDBe)

  5. The chord library with fingerings has been extended to cover pretty much all common - and uncommon - chord variants (m, 6, m6, 69, 7, m7, maj7, 7b5, 7#5, m7b5, 7b9, 9, m9, maj9, add9, 13, sus2, sus4, dim, dim7, aug).

  6. It has been integrated with TiddlyWiki: jTabTwiki combines the guitar chord and tab notation power of jTab with the very popular TiddlyWiki single-file wiki software. Together, they allow you to instantly setup a personal guitar tab wiki/notebook. No kidding. And it's free.

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