Bent Note

• Feb 23, 2012 - 02:26
S5 - Suggestion

I've attached a diagram featuring instructions (credit: International Music Publications).

Also see Wikipedia .

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I'm not a guitarist but I never saw bent notes represented like this. Chen Lung, I know you are referring to one specific score, from one specific band and publisher. Is there any guitarist that can give more info about the most common notation for bend ?

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I've never seen bends notated this way either.

The one's I am used to seeing are as they are represented in the Rockschool books. very often they're only displayed on the TAB line, but there's no reason why they shouldn't be displayed in notation

You can find these on this webpage…

The amount of bend is indicated above the symbol either as a fraction or integer, representing the amount in tones the bend should have.

It would be very helpful to have these added to the appropriate palette.

There are also other ways of notating them, but they all involve curved lines of one sort or another:-

are some of the ways.

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