I made my first Piano Tab with Musescore!!!!

• Sep 21, 2015 - 12:10

Hi everyone,

Since i discovered the ambrose piano tabs i was trying to make a good looking piano tab score and yes the first score is available !!!

A piano tab is the same concept like a guitar tab. The lines are the black keys of a piano so you don't have sharps or flats. Its way easier to learn than the traditional sheet music. I scored Bach's 'Invention 1'.

Try it!!!!

Best Philip Bergwerf

Attachment Size
bachinvention01 mscore.pdf 168.25 KB


In reply to by JGitar

Yes of course! In the pdf the last bar from the left hand is not right but in this file i fixt it. The program is not made to make things like this so the playback is not what i writed down. and for some reason at some point the notes from a bar ago are playing;-)

About piano tabs: All rules about rhythmic notation are the same. Beam up is right hand, beam down is left.

Enjoy it!!! and share with others who found traditional sheet difficult to learn!

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Invention 1 Piano_Tab ll lll ll lll.mscz 31.01 KB

In reply to by Philip Bergwerf

by hack I mean how did you force mscore into displaying something it doesn't internally understand.

Your hack is that you created an 8-staff piano instrument, with each staff having 2 or 3 lines, and with certain spacing between the staff to line up with piano keyboard.

Thanks Philip. I saved it in my Templates folder. I made a C major scale:
C major scale, contrary motion, piano tab.png
I think the treble clef should be put down a space, though, so it's curled around G.


I scored again a piece called Preludio from Isaac Albaniz in piano tab format. And because Musescore doesn't save a custom clef position i was thinking why i placed 2 clefs on a sheet. We need one clear clef so in this sheet i placed a bracket over the central D lines on the staff and called it the 'Central D' clef. XD

By the way, this is some nice pianomusic!

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