Guitar Notation & Tablature - Palm Mute
I am writing this post to request 'palm mute' line for guitar notation/tablature. This technique is widely used and implementing it should be relatively easy. The separate pieces for the feature are already included in the software but they just need to be combined together.
Palm muting is a technique where the palm of the player's picking hand prevents the string/strings from playing openly while picking. A famous example of this would be The Police's 'Every Breath You Take'. The technique is also a cornerstone for rock and metal music.
Implementing palm muting as a feature is not probably too hard; I have attached an example file to show you a perfectly usable workaround for the lack of this particular feature. In the example file I have used staccato notes with customized lines to imitate the look and sound of palm muted notes to give you some idea of what I mean. Using this as a workaround is very time consuming though.
It should be noted that staccato and palm mutes are two different techniques. Still, looking at what we can do with MIDI output, they are pretty close. (Staccatos are sharp and pretty much have only the attack and palm mutes last roughly ½ of a note's duration)
Feel free to comment for more information!
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