Hammer on / Pull off

• Apr 26, 2012 - 23:06
Reported version
2.3
Type
Functional
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Status
active
Project

Attached image taken from the explanation section of a song book (Credit: International Music Publications).

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Comments

This is for guitar notation.

It looks like a dotted slur, but despite the visual similarities, this maybe a different function.

Most of the time, Hammer-On and Pull-Off are represented by a classic slurs, sometime with letters above (H for hammer-on and P for pull off). The letters are not necessary, because the height of the notes give the nature of the used finger technique.

Note 1 < Note 2 : Hammer-On
Note 1> Note 2 : Pull-off

in each case, only the first note is plucked.

A comment which follows a question in general discussion (October 19) : http://musescore.org/en/node/30866

- For slides, there are special "lines" in the Palette "arpeggios and glissandis"

- For hammer and pull-off, use the slurs, as already wrote.

But it is true that the "words" or the abreviations "sl.", "P" and "H" are not implemented.

In Guitar Pro for example, it's only an option "StyleSheet -> Notation -> Add symbols" sl "," H "," P "
gp hampo.jpg
There is a workaround easy enough with MuseScore

1) Create symbols in text edit mode. Then transfer these symbols in a palette of your choice (with Ctrl + Shift constant pressure), for example, "Fingering"
1symbols.jpg

2) Now, you can reuse these symbols when you want.

Unfortunately, as you see in the previous picture, these symbols are not centered between the two notes (as does GP). Just because they are anchored to either the first or the second note. Too high also.

So, use the Inspector (F8) . Select "All Similar Elements" (right-click - Select etc.), and change as necessary the horizontal and vertical offset values​​.
2symbols inspector.jpg

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We should have support for Hammer-on and Pull-off when importing from Guitar Pro files of the appropriate formats. Is this bug highlighting that we do not have any support for adding hammer-on/pull-off notation from the palette? (Maybe we do that already, I can't remember off-hand but I'll check that out.) If that's the case then this should be an easy fix.

I hold [Shift+Ctrl] & click-and-drag text (created by [Ctrl+T]) onto ex. 'Fingering' palette, then release the mouse - nothing happens, that is, 'H' (for hammer-on) is not added to palette. What am I messing, sorry, missing? Lol

EDIT: OK, I figured it out:
1) create custom 'Workspace' - Edit - Workspaces - New...; name it and save
2) then do the above procedure, and text (or whatever element) is added to palette, where you drag it
3) hover over newly added element in palette, right-click 'Properties...', and give it a name
4) tap yourself on the shoulder, you are now a Master MS2 Workspace modifier

Have fun,
Simon
S love nia

In reply to by Chistabo

Title Hammer on and Pull off palette
Reported version 2.1 2.3

I thought I read in the handbook that we could create a fretboard diagram and then save it in a new custom palette by doing what you stated in this comment, but it isn't working for me. Any tips to help me would be much appreciated.

Title palette Hammer on / pull off

Please don't change the title of existing issue reports. Instead, post to the Support forum if you have questions about using MuseScore. Firs,t though, be sure to read the Handbook section on custom palettes and follow the instructions carefully, and if you continue to have problems, be sure to say at exactly what steps things go differently than you expect.

In reply to by Adrian Elizabe…

Title Hammer on / Pull off palette

OR NOT!!!!! Why cant I create my own chord diagrams to be able to drag it to my score from my palette without having to edit it every single time? It seems like I can only add exsisting diagrams to my new custom palette. I thought I could add exsisting ones to my palette and then customize them making them handy and available to insert into my project. Whats the point of making a custom palette if its not custom? I must be doing something wrong!