Here’s how to work with bends using the Soundslice editor.
1. Select the note you’d like to bend. (It doesn’t matter if you select it within the tablature staff or the standard-notation staff.)
2. Click the “Set bend” icon in the editor sidebar’s “Tablature” menu, or search the editor for “Set bend.” Or use a keyboard shortcut.
3. You’ll see the “Edit bend” screen:
4. Select the type of bend. You have a variety of options:
- Hold (only available for a tied note whose previous note has a bend set)
5. Depending on the type of bend you’ve selected, set the bend distance. These values are given in whole tones — so, for example, the value “1/2” is a semitone bend.
6. Click “Set” when you’re done.
Changing or removing bends
- Select the note. (It doesn’t matter if you select it within the tablature staff or the standard-notation staff.)
- You’ll see the bend icon in the current notations panel. Click that icon to edit the bend.
- This will bring up the “Edit bend” screen. You can either make changes here or click “Delete bend” at bottom right.
What if I have a complex bend that goes up, then releases, then goes back up?
No problem. You can accomplish this by combining bends with tied notes. Create some tied notes, then edit each of the notes’ bend to piece together one mega-bend.
Can more than one note in a beat have its own bend?
Ah, gotta love the sound of double-stop bends. Sure. Just create a bend for each of those notes, one at a time.
Why isn’t the bend reflected in standard notation?
We haven’t gotten around to that yet. Stay tuned!