Projects / KGuitar


KGuitar is powerful KDE-based music tablature editor with support for guitar, drums, classic note scores, MIDI synthesizer output, chords, scales, modes, melody and rhythm construction and analysis tools, and many tab effects. It can import Guitar Pro 4 files.

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  •  16 Jan 2008 22:23

    Release Notes: The code was tidied up and brought to modern standards (gcc 4.2, autoconf 2.61, automake 1.10). Many display, UI, mouse, and keyboard control bugs, as well as printing misalignments, have been fixed. Major internal changes involve a new converter framework that makes converters much more reliable. Guitar Pro 4 import has undergone major rewriting and claims to loads all files properly.

    •  28 Mar 2005 14:06

      Release Notes: This is a huge milestone release, the first in a very long time. Lots of refactoring was done, greatly improving the internal architecture, modularizing lots of internal components, and adding more KDE3 standardization. Full-featured Guitar Pro 4 import support was added. Song printing and display were improved by including classic notation. A new chord finder was added, so one can instantly get a chord by its text name. The melody editor was improved, adding scales and modes and better interactivity. MIDI playback was improved. Many usability fixes and bugfixes were made.

      •  28 Aug 2003 22:02

        Release Notes: This release is officially ported to KDE3, and basic KDE help center documentation is introduced. There are more usability features (zooming and navigation), new tools (a melody/solo editor and a rhythm constructor), support for native Qt tablature printing (with standard notescore notation), a more complete MIDI playback feature, more complete MusicXML support, and new Guitar Pro 3 import support. There is a lot of refactoring and numerous bugfixes.

        •  13 Jul 2002 19:42

          Release Notes: Unified MIDI capability was added with the TSE3 library, providing MIDI playback, MIDI export, chord player, and more. All MIDI-related code was rewritten to use only TSE3 and nothing else. Basic MusicXML support and Guitar Pro 2 import were implemented. Native tabulature printing was implemented. Lots of new tabulature effects and features were added, and lots of bugs were fixed.

          •  11 Dec 2001 22:36

            Release Notes: This release has a major change in the whole application song handling ideology. Multitracking support has been implemented. There is a basically functional drum track mode and a special feature for automatic bass line generation from a rhythm track. The editing options cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo have been added. There is a new strumming pattern rule which is much more flexible, and allows chords or parts of chords rhythms. There are lots of various bugfixes and optimizations.


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