I got message with an inquiry about tab for Winner's 'Lotus Jig' - I had learned it straight from the notation myself but figured I'd take a stab at tabbing it out for anyone else who might be interested in it. It's a simple little tune but quite catchy and rewarding. I included diagrams for the banjo chord shapes, labeling them by scale tone number rather than name, since the actual chord depends on what tuning you're using:
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Thanks Andy- that's great of you to do!
My pleasure! I haven't done much with Lilypond's support for tablature, and it was a good exercise - actually pretty easy if you're already comfortable with Lilypond. The way Lilypond works, you enter the tune as you would for standard notation, and then use an instruction to display a tablature staff instead of a standard one. I was able to create a custom string configuration (5 strings in the "Rice" tuning) and it rendered about 95% correctly right off the bat; the only thing I had to do was add explicit hints about the 5th string notes. The rest was polishing with the chord diagrams and right hand hints.
thanks for sharing!