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Guitar Tabs to Freq


#1

I want to convert some guitar tabs to freq I can play on my robot speaker. I can’t find a simple conversion chart. Anyone have a simple method?


#2

What do you need. Audio frequencies?

If so there on wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_frequency

Cheers Ian


#3

More indirect.

Tab Freq Example
E3 == e(Octive4) == 440
e3 == e(Octive7) == 660
A3 ==
D2 ==


#4

I posted ALL the frequencies about a year ago (That’s when I noticed the search problem)

I’ll try and find them again

Cheers Ian


#5

There were a lenghty discussion re: Generating Cool Tones using PWM.
And some post refering to the frequencies stuffs as well. Here’s the link:

http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/1/649/#/1/

Hope this is what you are looking for.


#6

I got the frequencies. I need a guitar tablature (i.e. Tabs) to Freq conversion chart. For example, E3 is on tabs is not an E in octave 3, it is something else.


#7

My apprentice plays guitar, he asks "is this what you need"
http://alphaintrusion.net/Guitar-Resources/Scales—KeepMusicAlive.com~Notes-Fretboard.gif

Cheers Ian


#8

OK, now it’s clear to me what you need.
The number in the tabulate is the fret number.
i.e.
e|—3---
b|
g|

represent the fret #3 of the first string (the smallest string).

Here is the link to the pacge that explain how to read Guitar Tab.
http://guitar.about.com/od/tabchordslyrics/ss/read_guitar_tab.htm

Hope this help


#9

It helps a little and I thank you both. Unfortunately, I end up with same question. For example, E1 on first string and E1 on 6th string are both F. But F’s at different octaves. I need the octaves so as to know what freq to play, or some other method. I am sure they is probably a formula that eludes me at the momemt.


#10

The middle C is at Fret 3, on A string (5th)

see the attached image.

Addition note:

The middle C at Fret 3, on A string (5th) is the same note as C, at Fret 8 on E string (6th)


#11

I wonder if “try it” version of these apps can help you:

http://www.nvhsoftware.com/Tone.htm


#12

If you want f.e. E one octave higher, you just double the frequency.


#13

William,
Here is the chart that I just made.
The freq. are in red.
I have no clue what would be the freq. of the #/b notes.
I hope you won’t need them.

Hope this is useful to you!
And looking forward to seeing the project turn out! ;D


#14

@ Sam. Now thats what I’m talking about! Great. Thank you.


#15

You are welcome!

There are also a lot of guitar tabs that show only the Chords, (play notes at the same time)
for example,
Chord C,
e|-----------
b|-----1----
g|-----------
d|-----2----
a|-----3----
e|-----------

This is a thought that you might have to take it into consideration!
And good luck with the project.
Looking forward to seeing this project. :wink: