Limit range of frets in guitar tab?

• Dec 9, 2021 - 19:57

I can't find any info of this, but is there a way to limit the range of frets used (e.g. between frets 5 and 8) when importing a .pdf file, or .mscz file from someone else? I realize this could be tricky with the higher notes on the high E string, and could involve some on-the-fly transposing.


Using Staff/Part Properties you can "build" a guitar with its open strings tuned to fret 5 of a standard guitar. Then limit it to 3 frets. The resulting TAB will show 0, 1, 2, 3 for frets 5, 6, 7, 8 -- and thus would "involve some on-the-fly transposing".

I have a similar problem. I want to input notes into the music score and have them appear in the tab, which I can do and it works fine. However the algorithm assumes that I want to put all the notes as close as possible to the first fret. I would like to be able to specify a range of frets to be used (i.e. fret 7 to 15) and have all the notes inserted in the tab between fret 7 and 15. In this way I could create a riff or lick, and then easily move it up and down the neck, so I could practise it in different positions. It can't work perfectly every time of course, as the same note can be played in multiple positions on a guitar, but at least I would not have to manually update every note.
I would like it to look something like the attached.
I tried using the "capo" feature, but it didn't seem to do anything.

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Arpeggio_scale_high.mscz 22.34 KB

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