• Apr 25, 2019 - 10:17

The tablature is using one string and going full up the fretboard. i want it using the GBE strings keeping it simple. I've tried various ways of ensuring the notes represented on the tablature is simple, but it's not co-operating. Can we manually put in the tabs instead of the piano score doing it to make it simple for children's playing. I have an example of a nursery rhyme. All_The_pretty_little_horses.mscz


if you take a look at the handbook you can see how to enter the tabs manually or to move them up and down the strings without changing pitch.
but if you have the notes allready you can add a linked staff with the music. Then mark the notes on this staff, move them down till all notes are in one position then mark teh tab staff and move them up to the original pitch

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

MS is using the highest-pitch string it can, right?
(or I guess "lowest" as in "closest to the ground, away from the player"?)
Anyway, it's annoying that melodies that go above E4 are entirely on the high E string by default. But to create reasonable tabs automatically, MS would have to take into account previous & following notes, know about common scale & chord fingerings (basically a model of a guitarist's hand) - and then figure out the most natural fingering. Which sounds complicated. ^^

In reply to by snieb

What I should have said is lowest feet position. Eg, we don't place something on the 10th fret of one string of it can be placed on the 5th of another.

But yes, obviously there can be reasons to use a different string than this, which is why you are usually better off entering the tablature yourself.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Have a look at the score I put up called Red river Valley G tabs. I had to alter the notes to show appropriately on the tablature. I have it correctly in the piano, and copy to the tablature in guitar or Ukulele, then i go through the red spots on the ukulele side and change the piano note to what will show on the uke then copy only that bar, then I return the piano bar to original. To make the guitar reveal the notes on a few strings I also do the same. Sometimes changing Key C to Key G will help as well without a lot of work. guitar can be blah because it only uses one string mainly !st string to show the notes. I try to circumvent this. Hope this helps. Takes time but I think worth it for those learning String tablature. I tell my learning Ss that the highest string is near your knee and the lowest string bass is near your nose. so guitar knee 1 2 3 4 5 6. Ukulele knee 1 2 3 4 to nose.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

HI Marc the Handbook is not explaining very well the solving of this. I've sorted it by manipulating the piano score then putting it back. Lots of time and accuracy involved. AS you know many songs are in the early pentatonic stages of the strings and the guitar tablature isn't obeying this rule. Intead it likes to be lazy and use only one string. Blah. The higher it goes up the strings, the higher the note sounds. Maybe there is a place I spotted that says from C4 to C5 where string placement can be controlled?

In reply to by mpvick

Did you read the link on how to enter notes directly into the tablatute!? That's the best way to get the results you want. That is, don't first enter a note onto one string then move it to another - just enter it into the correct string to begin with, following the instructions there (eg, place cursor on new correct string, type correct fret number).

That said, Ct+Up/Down will change string if you've already entered a note.

In reply to by mpvick

If you prefer to enter the notes rather than the tablature, I suggest that you enter the notes from the top down in a chord, MuseScore seems to give more reasonable results from what I've seen. I'll admit, my guitar writing is quite limited. To make writing chord from the top down easier, I have defined the shortcuts for adding intervals below. By default, to add a third above, you press alt+3, and fourth is alt+4 and so on. I have defined the intervals below to be alt+shift+3, alt+shift+4 and so forth. The shortcut window reinterprets the shift+3 and similar items, so mine says alt+numpad+PgDn (or something similar), that just means I defined the shift+3 on the number pad.

When I do this, the default fret positions seem to be closer to the top of the fret board in chords.

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