Prettier hammer-ons and pull-offs

Posted by Adrian Holovaty on January 11, 2019

We’ve improved our tablature rendering today to make hammer-ons and pull-offs more beautiful and easier to read.

Previously, we displayed a little slur between every note, like this:

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Now, we automatically detect when subsequent notes are all part of the same hammer-on or pull-off, and we display a single slur, like this:

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Much clearer!

We’ve made this rendering more sophisticated, as well. It’ll now draw slurs in the other direction if there’s not enough space above (due to other notes in the tab). And it’ll fall back to a smaller slur style if all else fails.

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This change is live now for all tablature sitewide.