Hammer-ons and pull-offs
Here’s how to use hammer-ons and pull-offs in the Soundslice editor.
Creating hammer-ons or pull-offs
Soundslice treats hammer-ons and pull-offs as a single, unifed concept. To add a hammer-on or pull-off:
- Add two subsequent notes on the same string in your tablature.
- Select the first of the two notes.
- Click the “Toggle hammer-on/pull-off” icon in the editor sidebar’s “Tablature” menu , or search the editor for “hammer on.” Or use a keyboard shortcut.
Removing hammer-ons or pull-offs
- Select the first of the two notes. (It doesn’t matter if you select it within the tablature staff or the standard-notation staff.)
- You’ll see the hammer-on / pull-off icon in the current notations panel. Click that icon to remove the hammer-on / pull-off.
Left-hand taps (aka “hammer-ons from nowhere”)
To toggle a left-hand tap on a note, select it and click the “Toggle left-hand tap” button in the editor sidebar’s “Tablature” panel .
Pull-offs to nowhere
To toggle a “pull-off to nowhere” on a note, select it and click the “Toggle pull-off to nowhere” button in the editor sidebar’s “Tablature” panel .
Auto-generated slurs in staff
Our system automatically creates slurs in the standard notation for hammer-ons and pull-offs. There’s currently no way to edit or remove these slurs, but generally that hasn’t been a big deal — people want the slurs.
Auto-combined slurs in tablature
Our system automatically combines subsequent hammer-ons and pull-offs in the tablature, using a single slur. For example, here we’ve combined five into a single one:
There is no way to alter the appearance or position of these tab slurs.
Is it possible to create a hammer-on or pull-off that starts in one voice and ends in another?
No, this isn’t possible at the moment. Try changing your notation to put both notes in the same voice.