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Tablature from a recording.

 Providing you a tablature transcription of the instrumental playing heard on a recording.
The vast majority of orders are for this
Custom Transcribing" service. 

Don't have a recording? 

Or, you may need a solo (or backup) for a
song where there is no recording. Or, there
is none on the recording.

Maybe we already have it!
The A.C.T. Tablature List has over 800
songs already in tablature.





1. Custom Transcribing
    Tablature for any song from any recording.
2. Custom Arranging
    Solos created to your specifications.
3. Chord Charts
    Chords to a particular song.
4. A.C.T. Tablature List
    Over 600 banjo solos already transcribed.

 (Other services may be available upon request)

1.  Rush Service

2.  Lyrics with Tab



1. Custom Transcribing  

Tablature can be provided for any song from most recordings. Solos or backup (if backup can be heard clearly). This service is available for banjo, *guitar, mandolin, and bass

*guitar - acoustic flatpicking preferred
            - some fingerpicking accepted (send recording)
            - some electric guitar accepted (send recording)

For more details click here


UPG1. Rush Service

Your order will be sent to you in 1 week or less from confirmation order confirmation. "Confirmation" means the point at which all questions about your order have cleared up and work on the order can begin. Your tablature will be sent by email within 1 week of that point. If, for any reason, you tab should fail to be sent during the promised time frame, your cost would drop to the regular rate.

Orders at the regular rate are processed as timely as possible. Turnaround time is normally from 2 to 3 weeks.


  2. Custom Arranging 

A solo or backup can be created to your specifications and written out for a recording you send. The recording may already have a solo or backup, but you may want something different that suits you. Or, there may not be a solo or backup on the instrument you desire.

Please describe in detail the type of solo or backup you prefer.  (Examples: 1. simple beginner 2. advanced  3. lots of flashy licks 4. basic, emphasizing melody, etc.)  If you want to send a sample of tablature with characteristics similar to the one you are wanting composed, that can be helpful.

  4. A.C.T. Tablature List

FREE list of almost 900 banjo recordings already transcribed at a much lower price than the transcribing rate. Many styles and playing levels are represented here by many players.
               Click here to view the ACT TabList.





3. Chord Charts

If you only need the chords to a particular song or passage, these can be written out for you.  Chord charts can be in created in two different formats: 1) chord letter names, or 2) "Nashville Number System".  Click here to see examples of chord charts.


UPG2. Lyrics with Tab

Especially helpful with Custom Arranging orders, lyrics are entered underneath the tablature. Each word (or syllable) is lined up directly under the note that represents it, giving you a better idea of where the melody notes lie among the fill notes. This can make the arrangement much easier to learn, especially if you have no recording to go by.