Otava lines and tablature

• Jun 24, 2024 - 23:40

I like to use otave alta and otava bassa lines to keep my students notation tidy and easy to follow.

However, I keep having to use a workaround to get the tab to match up. Is there a way to get the otava lines on the staff reflect/modify the notes on a linked tab staff?

Right now, if I add an otava line to a staff, a complementary otava line is automatically added to a linked tab staff. Great. However, the fret/string notation on the tab does not change. For example, a C4 note on the staff shows up as string 2 fret 1 on the tab regardless of an otava line. In the staff, the C4 gets modified to C3 correctly, but not the tab. Surely an otava bassa line would change the C3 to string 5 fret 3?

Other than my workaround of unlinking the two staffs and programming them separately is there a way for this to perform as expected?

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In reply to by SonikElectrik

"Holy cow that was 2017. That is appalling support."

This one is also over 7 years old... beginning 2017: #165746: Request option to copy system elements with copy/paste (ALL ELEMENTS)
Still unresolved. And yet it concerns and is desired by an awful lot of people. Far more (without any comparison) than the one you noted.
And I'm not even talking about the more than 2.500 ongoing issues... 😱😂 https://github.com/musescore/MuseScore/issues

In reply to by cadiz1


Its a tough spot for devs. on one hand - give us more money and we'll fix problems quicker.
On the other hand - if you have a poor track record of fixing bugs I'm reluctant to pay for the premium model.

I have the same issue with Evernote and Discord, and others in the past. They've proven to me to be lest than reliable or dependable, so why would I pay for a premium version when at any point without notice everything stops working.

And dont start me on Adobe....bottom of the support barrel

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