TAB: Baroque style under development
Following a number of requests (like this one , perhaps the latest), I am implementing a new style for tablatures, exampled on French late XVII c. scores. Eventually, I settled for Gaultier prints as main sources, as they are very clear and easily available.
This is a screen shot of the current status, with the first measures of Pavanne ou Tombeau de Mr. Raquette from D. Gaultier, Pièces de luth sur trois different modes..., Paris 1670:
There are a number of details (alignments, widths, ...) to fix yet, but to me it seems a good starting point.
About fret letters, I will probably make the 'b' (and the 'h'?) shorter than the sources (as they tend to clash with letters on the string above); about value symbols, I am probably going to narrow the 16th and the 32th flags, which in the original are very wide.
Finally, so far I have not found any example of letters above 'k'; now, 'm', 'n' and 'o' are easy (and probably legitimate) to re-construct from parts of other letters, but for 'l' and 'p', real examples would be welcome.