Note: Currently, our playback does not recognize bends. This means you will see the notation on your score/tab, but you won't hear the corresponding sound. For more information on our playback features, check out the dedicated audio playback help page.
Bends is a freted instruments technique, which consist in pulling the string in order to raise the pitch.
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 best stuff is when you start playing with ties. You can make really interesting bend patterns: