I use MuseScore on Ubuntu 15. In a couple of pieces I have an existing music as such

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In musescore, is there a way to automatically create a guitar or bass tab from these lines? Moreover is it possible to keep these the bass line and bass tab in sync? This is if I change one, will the other correspond?

Edit/Update: From the comments (upvoted), I just realized I was running an older copy. I've just updated to version 2.x.

  • Are you sure you are on Musescore 2.x? The tab feature is not in version 1.x. Jun 5, 2015 at 16:18
  • Well now that you mention it, I got 1.3. I installed via apt-get. Perhaps the Ubuntu repos are behind.
    – Rick
    Jun 5, 2015 at 16:27

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As you pointed out, there are different ways to work with tabs in Musescore, which are listed here.

The one you are trying to implement is this one:


It seems that you are using an older version of Musescore (1.x), in which the tab feature is not available. I'm on 2.0.1 and can see the advanced style properties menu:


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