Slides, Hammerons and Pulloffs not marked in tab

• Sep 24, 2014 - 13:53
S4 - Minor

Musescore 2.0 beta 1

There is no tab standard for how to mark pulloffs, slides, hammerons, etc. Every tab system seems to use a different approach. However, almost every tab system makes some attempt to mark a 'p', 'h', 's',... somewhere under/above the note.

I have included a screen shot of some tab from the banjo newsletter. They have been publishing tab for decades and have evolved a nice clean way to mark pulloffs... and right hand fingerings. Their approach would work well with Musescore (i.e. in tab, the dot for dotted notes is exactly where the 'p', 'h' ... would go.)

There is a big difference between a 3-2 pulloff and a 3-2 slide and a slur is not enough info.

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I assume the expected result is that the slur connect the notes on the same string? That's actually going to be difficult to model in MuseScore, because a slur attaches to the chord as a whole, not to any specific note in it. It could possibly be extended to handle that, but better might be to come up with a new mechanism specifically for this notation.

Meanwhile, workaround is to manually adjust the appearance of the slur (double click, drag endpoints).