Creating tablature automatically

This assumes you have a regular score on screen already. We also suggest you perform basic editing like quantizing to make the score as legible as possible as regular notes before converting into tablature.


  1. Make sure that the notes in the score are inside the range of the instrument.

    Notes with a pitch lower than the open tuning of the lowest string cannot be converted.

  2. Open the Score Settings dialog on the Staff page and select the Tablature tab.
  3. Activate “Tablature Mode”.
  4. Select one of the predefined instruments from the pop-up menu.
    • If you are not using one of the predefined instruments, set the open tuning of each string using the value fields.

      You can create tablature for up to 12 strings. To disable a string, set it to Off, the lowest value.

  5. If you want to use a capodaster on the forth fret, for example, enter the corresponding value in the Capo field.

    The tablature changes accordingly.

  6. Make the desired settings for “No Stems/Rests” and “MIDI Channel 1–6”.

    No Stems/Rests gives you a score where the notes have no stems and where all the rests are hidden. The “MIDI Channel 1–6” feature is described below.

  7. Click Apply.

    The tablature appears. You get as many note lines as you have activated strings. All the notes now have a fret number instead of their regular note heads.

    Figure: Before and after activating tablature mode.

  8. Edit the score, if needed.

    You can make Display Quantize settings, add symbols, etc. as usual. However, editing the actual notes is a bit different from regular note editing.