Extended upper and lower ranges make it difficult to notate for the Gitarrone in standard guitar notation, since it would require way too many octaves and ledger lines. Since scordatura is also frequent, I have found that the optimal solution is a tablature on ten lines. This tablature follows the usual schema of modern guitar tablature, with the highest string on the upper line and with numbers to indicate fingered frets or open strings. The tuning for each piece is indicated to the left of the first bar. To orient the player, the sixth line is bolder, thus making it possible to use a normal Classical guitar to sight-read the tablature up to that line (with the third string re-tuned to f#). Minims (half notes) and semibreves (whole notes) are easier to spot because they are encircled: a thin circle for half-notes (minims), a thick circle for whole notes (semibreves). Notation Thanks to this extended tablature system, up to four parts can be notated at the same time (see bar 19 in the example), in which case the rhythm stems for the middle parts are indicated over the lines. As opposed to standard tablature, Gitarrone tablature clearly indicates (with rests or asterisks) where each note should end. Whenever the performer should actively dampen the note with the thumb, this is indicated with an asterisk * on the same line corresponding to the string where the note was played. Rhythm dots are placed immediately to the right of each note for the sake of clarity. In order to avoid the confusion of finger numbers with tablature ciphers, left-hand fingering is indicated with four Greek letters (α β γ δ)), whereas right-hand fingering is indicated p i m a c (the standard right-hand fingering for guitar).