Tux Guitar
Tux Guitar
1.5.2

3.4

Tux Guitar free download for Mac

Tux Guitar

1.5.2
28 March 2019

Guitar tab and notation editor, viewer and player.

Overview

Tux Guitar is a guitar-focused tab and music notation editor/viewer/player.

Features:
  • Tablature editor
  • Score Viewer
  • Multitrack display
  • Autoscroll while playing
  • Note duration management
  • Various effects (bend, slide, vibrato, hammer-on/pull-off)
  • Support for triplets (5,6,7,9,10,11,12)
  • Repeat open and close
  • Time signature management
  • Tempo management
  • Imports and exports gp3,gp4 and gp5 files
  • Also imports other file formats, can export to Lilypond, and more.

What's new in Tux Guitar

Version 1.5.2:

Note: Although Finder indicates no version number for this application, the developer refers to it as version 1.5.2.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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4 Tux Guitar Reviews

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Acwolf
19 July 2010

Most helpful

I'm a guitar teacher and have been using this with my students. It isn't perfect, but it works. It is a little quirky in the way it enters notes. Biggest downside is that it is hard to get it to show all the music clearly on one screen. Otherwise, it is great. It has full tab capacity, with a guitar-neck visualization and input ability. It has a grid-style drum editor, a mixer, playback speed adjustment... It can do all varieties of tuplets and time signatures and alternate guitar tunings. I even got it set-up to do two 5 string tab-staffs tuned to each side of a Chapman Stick. It can open Tabledit, Guitar Pro, and Power Tab files. It can export to Lilypond format. What more can you ask for FREE?? All the other tab programs out there have quirks and issues too. The best for professional use is probably Finale or Sibelius, but you have to buy the full $600 versions if you want true flexibility in tab and in time-signatures for those programs. Otherwise, Harmony Assistant is good, and Guitar Pro or TablEdit are functional. But Tux Guitar is good, and free. For me that means I can get all my students using it without hesitation, despite its quirks.
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Version 1.2
prestonlittle
12 February 2018
Do you know if it is possible to install that tool to Windows?
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Version 1.5
Martinbriley
27 May 2017
Requires Java runtime that doesn't come with the OS anymore. It's way past time to eliminate Java dependencies, folks.
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Version 1.2
alysiahilam
08 February 2017
This app is very useful for people playing guitar or willing to play. Tux Guitar can read different formats of tab files and this is super cool. You can find a lot of .gtp files in the Iternet and this app will open them. You can do it all for free. This app helps to improve your skills, be it acoustic or electric guitar. Highly recommend.
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Version 1.2
Acwolf
19 July 2010
I'm a guitar teacher and have been using this with my students. It isn't perfect, but it works. It is a little quirky in the way it enters notes. Biggest downside is that it is hard to get it to show all the music clearly on one screen. Otherwise, it is great. It has full tab capacity, with a guitar-neck visualization and input ability. It has a grid-style drum editor, a mixer, playback speed adjustment... It can do all varieties of tuplets and time signatures and alternate guitar tunings. I even got it set-up to do two 5 string tab-staffs tuned to each side of a Chapman Stick. It can open Tabledit, Guitar Pro, and Power Tab files. It can export to Lilypond format. What more can you ask for FREE?? All the other tab programs out there have quirks and issues too. The best for professional use is probably Finale or Sibelius, but you have to buy the full $600 versions if you want true flexibility in tab and in time-signatures for those programs. Otherwise, Harmony Assistant is good, and Guitar Pro or TablEdit are functional. But Tux Guitar is good, and free. For me that means I can get all my students using it without hesitation, despite its quirks.
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Version 1.2
2 answer(s)
Kihoalu
Kihoalu
22 July 2013
Can't argue with the price & the developer is putting some effort in & that I appreciate. However, trying it out briefly - its painful to enter music. I can't see composing USING it, rather its a tool to transcribe TO after you've written out the music by hand. Not familiar with the competition to know if they are much better.
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Martinbriley
Martinbriley
27 May 2017
Thanks for mentioning the other options in your review!
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