In VexTab notation, you can now set the duration of the subsequent notes using the colon (:) character. By default, note durations are set to eighth notes.
Here's an example of a line that generates a half-note followed by two quarter-notes.
|Basic Duration Support|
Valid duration values (currently) are: w, h, q, 8, 16, and 32. Support for dots and tuplets/triplets is not yet implemented.
Durations can be specified inside slides, bends, and other types of ties by prefixing the fret with the duration value enclosed within colon characters.
|Durations within Ties|
Also, I spent time working on some of the tricker beam configurations, where notes with varying durations are beamed.
In VexTab, you can create beams by enclosing your notes within brackets (separated by spaces).
|Beaming in VexTab|
Anyhow, I've pushed out the latest revision, with support for standard notation, durations, and beaming to the TabDiv website. Feel free to toy with it and report any issues you come across.
Here's a screenshot of a bluesy guitar lick written in VexTab.
|A Blues Lick in VexTab|
That's all for this week, folks! There are a lot more interesting things coming up. Check out the VexTab tutorial to play around in the sandboxes, and stay in touch.