Note: At this time bends are not interpreted by our playback (you will have the notation written on your score/tab, but not the corresponding sound). To learn more about our playback interpretation, check out the dedicated audio playback help page.
What are bends?
Bends is a freted instruments technique, which consist in pulling the string in order to raise the pitch.
How to use bends, pre-bends and releases on Flat?
You will find bends tools under the TAB toolbar. There are three tools for bends on Flat:
- Bending is used to increase the tension on the string, so the pitch get higher.
- Releaseing is used to decrease the tension on the string, so the pitch get lower.
- Pre-bending means that there is already some tension on the string when playing the note.
Here are some simple bends configurations.
You can also mix the pre-bend with bends or release.
The funniest stuff is when you start playing with ties. You can make really interesting bend patterns: