What are the differences between common, full and simple tablatures

• Aug 5, 2020 - 23:11

I've been searching on google for explanations concerning the differences between "simple", "common", and "full" tablatures. So far I've only found discussions on the issues tracker but no explanations.

Can someone explain what are the differences? What are the pros and cons of each type? Why would I want to choose one against the others?


Basically, take a look at these three images, see below (in order: Simple type, then common and full) to get a first idea of the difference between these three staff types.
There are no real pros and cons, it all depends on the result you wish to obtain according to your regular and preferred practice, or according to characteristics specific to this or that score.
The first (simple) type, however, necessarily calls for the display of the standard staff - since there is no rhythmic information.
While the "common" and "full" types can do without it - possibly - again, you are the sole judge of your preference and needs.


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