Notes

The following examples show how to general notes. Multiple bars are separated by |.

Single notes and rests

Notes follow the format fret.string.duration. For rests the fret is simply replaced with r. The duration is specified as a number where 1 represents a full note, 2 a half note and so on.

0.6.2 1.5.4 3.4.4 | 5.3.8 5.3.8 5.3.8 5.3.8 r.2

Chords

To specify multiple notes on a beat, group them in parenthesis. The full format is (fret.string fret.string ...).duration

(0.3 0.4).4 (3.3 3.4).4 (5.3 5.4).4 r.8 (0.3 0.4).8 | r.8 (3.3 3.4).8 r.8 (6.3 6.4).8 (5.3 5.4).4 r.4 | (0.3 0.4).4 (3.3 3.4).4 (5.3 5.4).4 r.8 (3.3 3.4).8 | r.8 (0.3 0.4).8

Duration Ranges

To make it simpler to write notes, you can apply the same duration to multiple notes. Start a new duration range with :duration. The following notes will all have this duration. AlphaTex also remembers the last explictely set duration and will take use it in case of a missing duration.

// explicit ranges via :duration :4 2.3 3.3 :8 3.3 4.3 3.3 4.3 | // implicit ranges via beat duration 2.3.4 3.3 3.3.8 4.3 3.3 4.3

Repeat beats

You can specify a multiplier after a beat to add the same beat multiple times to the score.

3.3*4 | 4.3*4