I wish I had known about this manual before I attempted to learn TablEdit on my own. I wasted hours on trial-and-error, watching YouTube, and reading lengthy explanations on the TablEdit website. Melanie has figured everything out for you.
She takes you through the setting-up process and gives you all of the settings right from the beginning, all the way through to the minute subtleties of the program. I had a problem with chord placement. For some reason my chord names appeared between the notation and the tabs. In two sentences she told how to do it, whereas the TablEdit program took an entire page explaining everything in detail, and even then I didn’t understand it. I still have a lot to learn from this manual.
While TablEdit is a great program( I use it all the time) and Matthieu Leschemelle is a musical genius, the program can sometimes be quite challenging. Melanie has simplified a great many aspects of the program. Within 20 minutes I found the answer for a function I had wanted to use but couldn't because of the highly technically directions in the manual. If you use or plan to use TablEdit (and I encourage it)....buy Melanie's book!
I've been playing a dulcimer for about 1 1/2 years. I used Melanie's book for my first try with TablEdit. There certainly is a learning curve, but for the most part it went well. You may have to design your own 'cheat sheet' to help you find things.
I loved the step by step process of set up and how to use each section and the reason behind each selection. I have used Tabedit for years but found some points I have missed. Very dulcimer friendly version.
This book really helped in organizing the process of learning tabledit. Still required some experimentation but, that may be influenced by version changes.