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Note Effects Such as Bends in Standard Notation?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Poop-Loops, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    I see that tabs just spell out "full bend" or on guitar pro there is a nifty feature that tells you, but only on the tab portion. If I want to transcribe to standard notation, what symbol would I use to indicate something like a bend, ghost note, etc?
  2. DocBop


    Feb 22, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Usually they will write the starting pitch as a smaller than normal note with a slash thru the flag to the stem, then the target pitch and a slur connecting them. If you just Google you can find explaination with examples.
  3. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    Found some, thanks. How about when you do a bend, then back down before playing the next note? And Ghost notes? I know dead notes you use an X instead of a dot for the head. Should I just use that?

    Tremolo bar to dive bomb? Stuff that the shredders of Olde probably didn't think of. =/
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Read a few issues of Guitar Player. They do it all the time. They use a combo of notation and written words, and it works out very well.

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