I think some clarification is needed on theorytab “style” when it comes to chords.
Take this recent theorytab, for example: http://www.hooktheory.com/theorytab/view/taku-takahashi/fly-away
If we’re doing the structure of the song, I don’t think we’re supposed to use chords that way, right? Meaning, in almost all cases, the chords should make a kind of legato into the next chord change, instead of being very short with added silences just because the song has these short stab-like synth chords.
In terms of structure and mapping out the progression, the chord doesn’t “stop” just because there’s a silence in the song itself, at least in most cases it doesn’t.
I see a lot of tabs being done this way, and it sounds just plain weird on piano mode, and also looks terrible with all the tiny chords and chord names.
(I’m talking about what happens on the verse on that theorytab, too)