How to tablature using vguitar

Copy this:

E|————————————————————
B|————————————————————
G|————————————————————
D|———–4-2————-4-2————-4-2————–
A|——-2-5—–5——-2-5—–5——-2-5—–5————
E|-0-0-4———–0-0-4———–0-0-4———————-

With a text editor save this to a file, pretty-woman.trax
Start qsynth and vguitar at the familiar linux command line. You may need to change your addr and port from 129 to something else. You can see that with aconnect.

qsynth&
vguitar -A 129 -P 0 -b 200 --loop 5 --input_format classicTrax --input pretty_woman.trax

Now vguitar is running in your terminal window:

=======================================================
E    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --
B    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --
G    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --    --
D    --    --    --    --    --    4    2    --    --    --    --
A    --    --    --    2    5    --    --    5    --    --    --
E    0    0    4    --    --    --    --    --    0    0    4
=======================================================

With the cursor, change a note’s fret, say from 0 to 1. Or delete a note entirely by typing ‘x’. To play the song, type ‘c’. For more help type

man vguitar

There you have it! You have successfully got Roy Orbison’s Pretty Woman lick in vguitar!

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