Re: POLL: tunings for songbook
I don't see mirrored fourths in the poll, so I'd like to remind everyone that collections of music for players of fourths are available at any music store--in the piano section.
There are many ways that someone who is using a mirrored 4ths tuning could use the book.
If you have a 12-string, and you are using a tuning like Rob's Mirrored 4ths, where the melody is the same as MR, all of the melody parts would be playable (just add 2 to the fret number).
On the bass side, all of the chords are specified, in addition to the notated part, and the bass part doesn't go lower than E very often, so it wouldn't be too hard to adapt. The fingerings, string numbers and fret numbers wouldn't apply, of course, but you can still read the pitches and rhythms.
There are also lead sheets for all 14 songs in the back of the book with no StaffTab elements, just the melody written in a standard notation font and accompaniment chords specified.
My main interest in the poll was determining how many people would be unable to play all the charts exactly
as written because on certain 10-string tunings (Classic and MR) the melody strings don't go low enough in pitch to play all the pieces as written, they do go low enough for several of the songs that don't use the lowest melody string. So to take full advantage of StaffTab, players using those tunings might want to wait for a different version of the book. Which I will most likely get around to, but probably not for a few months.Or they could choose this moment to make the leap to Baritone Melody
So the book will be usable by anyone, but the specific StaffTab notation will work best for 10-string Baritone Melody and Deep Baritone Melody, and 12-string Classic and MR.Thanks for your comment and the chance to clarify.