BIAB Imports only chords, no melody

• Dec 17, 2016 - 22:06

I realize that BIAB MGU file import is just experimental, but I am posting in case someone has had the same problem and found a solution.

When I open an MGU file in Musescore 2.0.2, I get the chords, but no melody.
The MGU file works in BIAB, i.e. if I open it with BIAB, the melody is there.

I did find a workaround by saving as a midi file from BIAB and opening in Musescore, then copy/paste the melody to the imported chord sheet (the one that has no melody), but it would be so slick and nice to work with a working MGU import.

Any ideas that I could try to fix this will be appreciated.



In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Hi, thanks for the reply, Jojo.

I tried 2.0.3 and it still doesn't work.

The file is attached. I had to zip it because the forum didn't accept the "MGU" extension.

My goal is only to make a lead sheet with chords and melody with Musescore.

In the past year, I have used Musescore extensively to make my sheet music for church.
If I can get this import to work with MGU files, it will be saving me a lot of work finding chords to songs by using Band-in-a-box to find them for me.


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In reply to by Raymond Wicquart

There is probably one with the chords, but I didn't find one.

Anyway, this is more an exercise in trying to get this experimental feature to work.
I would be using this method probably fairly regularly with other songs that will definitely not be in the Musescore database.

I just saw on their web page that BIAB now exports directly to XML.
My version is 2013 which didn't support this feature.
I may bite the bullet and upgrade later, although I wasn't planning to.


In reply to by Nicolas


The pdf is attached as it looks in BIAB. Measure 65 is a few measures from the end.

I wonder, BIAB repeats this chart 5 times as marked at the end, any chance that has something to do with it?

I just gave it a try and something is not working in BIAB.
Once the # of choruses is changed to 1 instead of 5, it doesn't stay that way even after saving the new MGU. Re-opening the file in BIAB, the # of choruses comes back to 5 even after it was saved as 1.

Maybe this has nothing to do with Musescore not showing the melody, I don't know.


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