Color Adapted Tab
The Color Adapted Tab (CAT) font was created by Sarah Fard as a means of music literacy for developing guitarists who may not find staff or standard tab notation accessible.
Colors are added to each line of tab, rather than fret numbers. For example, the following example demonstrates the 3rd fret of the 1st (high E) string:
Rhythm is denoted by blocks, each one representing one beat.
This is meant to coincide with the format in which many audio programs represent length of sounds in MIDI bars. It gives a visual representation of how long a note lasts, unlike standard tablature, which often relies of auditory skills.
= 1 beat
= 2 beats
= 4 beats
The four notes below are each one beat and represent the following on the first string: