Tablature page printout

• Mar 27, 2023 - 15:35

I am new to MuseScore and looking to printout a layout of music on a sheet with the notes with the tablature line below. I current the sheet music into tablature to learn a song and it is easier in this format. Is this possible?


It is easy to create a linked tablature and staff score for fretted instruments: see (If you are using MS3 check that handbook). However, if you are planning to use it to learn tunes on the fiddle it may not work so well. The tab numbers represent each fret, so that 0 is the open string, 1 the first fret, 2 the second fret and so on. On a fiddle though the each finger may be in a square or extended position,

Fiddle tab is successfully used for beginners but assumes easy fiddle keys and using irregularly spaced stuck-on frets: here is an example
(0 0 0 0 | 1 1 0 | 3 3 2 2 | 1 1 0 |

But if you try putting that into Musescore you will get this:
0 0 0 0 | 2 2 0 |4 4 3 3 | 2 2 0 |

There are other fiddle tab methods but none of them work automatically in Musescore.

Of course you could create an UNlinked staff/tab pair and write in the correct tab numbers for that key by hand, if you have enough theoretical knowledge.

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