We are editing 1700 pages of tablature music, searching for concordances and preparing synoptic views. Together with TabMEI Group and Laurent Pugin (Verovio) we are preparing the new version of MEI with lute tablatures (MEI 5.1.).

An example in mei-friend:

An example on the ÖNB platform:

  • We evelop and finalise our editing / encoding workflows.

Here is a simplified schematic overview of our encoding workflow, the way to MEI files, which we are editing and will soon make available to everyone: we entered music into Fronimo (tablature) and MuseScore (CMN), convert the files to MEI and finalise them using mei-friend (Werner Goebl, David M. Weigl) to all required files. As the diagram shows, we co-operate with other developers, e.g. Luteconv (Paul Overell, E-LAUTE team), and at the same time create our own tools (TabMEI_transcriber; AbsoLutely Tabulous) (both Reinier de Valk).

Luteconv Converter:

AbsoLutely Tabulous:

  • We create literal transcriptions in a project-specific reduced variant of CMN that is in accordance with the tablature notation, consisting of one or two staves containing only stemless, black noteheads and rhythm flags (placed above the staff — as in the tablature), in order to provide only pitch information (also automatically changeable) and avoid suggestions of duration and voice-leading (i.e., of polyphonic structure).

  • We are working on the connection between MEI and TEI: