STL: Fingerings

It is very easy to add fingerings to tablature in STL.

Consider this first line of Sanz’s Canarios (book 1 page 8):

CanariosBook1Page8

Sanz shows the fingerings for a note as dots placed over, above or to the right of the note where:

1 dot = first finger

2 dots = 2nd finger

3 dots = 3rd finger

4 dots = 4th finger

Here is my typeset version:

CanariosBook1Page8TYPESET

Below is the STL for this line – can you see how the fingering is added? Also notice that I have put the fingerings quite accurately where Sanz specified they should be – sometimes to the side of a note and sometimes above or below it. To be honest, this degree of verisimilitude is probably going a bit far, because the meaning of the fingering doesn’t change depending on whether it is above, below or to the side. Sanz only used these different positions in order to get as much notation onto a stave as possible.

TITLEFACE Zapfino
TITLESIZE 24
FRETFACE ArialMT
FRETSIZE 11
COURSES E4 B3-B3 G3-G3 D4-D4 A3-A3
SHOWCOURSES
P-1
    TITLE Canarios
    COMPOSER Gaspar Sanz IMSGE 1.8.1
    S-1
            T-3
            Q   2-3:.
                1-0
        B-2
                1-2: 4-0
                1-0
                1-2
                1-3:: 2-0

                1-2:
                1-3
        B-3
            C   1-2 2-3
            Q   4-0
                1-0
                2-3::

                2-2:
        B-4
                2-0 3-0
                2-2
                2-3
                1-0 5-0 0-T
                2-3
                2-2
    S-2
        B-5
            C   2-3
            Q   4-0

        SB-1

                1-2 4-0 2-..
                1-3
                1-2
        B-6
                1-0 5-4:.
                1-2
                1-0
                2-3 5-2. 3-::
                1-0
                2-3
        B-7
                2-2 5-0 3-..

                2-3 1-::

                2-2 3-..

                3-2 4-4 2-. 5-:.

                3-0
                3-2.
    S-3
        B-8
                2-0 3-0
                2-2 3-..
                2-3 1-::
                1-0 5-0
                1-2 0-..
                1-3 0-::

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