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Guitar Techniques

Bend

Bend

Bends are attached to a note on a tablature, and will bend the pitch when played by the synthesizer.

You can tweak the bend sounding in the Bend dialog.

Brush and arpeggio

Brush

On a tablature, you can attach brush and arpeggio symbols to beats. Click on the corresponding button on the palette.

They will slightly offset notes when played by the synthesizer.

Slide

Slides

There are five types of slides in Reflow. All are available in the palette.

  • The first slide on the palette is called a shift slide, and will transition the pitch from one note to its following note.
  • Two slide out symbols, which will slide the pitch from the actual note pitch to the bottom or top of the fretboard.
  • Two slide in symbols, which will slide the pitch from bottom or top of the fretboard to the actual note pitch.

Palm mute and let ring

Select a range of beats and use the following buttons of palette to add some palm mute or let ring information.

Palm Mute & Let Ring

Tapping

You can add hammer-on, slap, tap and pop hints to your tablature using the buttons in the palette.

Tapping

Dead notes

A dead note is a note that has no real pitch, it is muted by the left hand (for right handed guitarists). It is represented as an x on the tablature.

You can type a dead note with the x key.

Alternatively, you can use the corresponding button in the palette.

Dead Note

Pickstrokes

Some tablatures do indicate the direction your pick should hit the string. This is indicated by the pickstrokes symbols, available on the palette with these buttons.

Pickstroke

Enharmonic notes

In Reflow the pitch of notes of a guitar track are driven by their fret/string couple, and calculated automatically.

Because of that you may sometimes not have the pitch you wanted, because of enharmonic notes. Say you wanted a C sharp but got a D flat.

You can use the enharmonic hints feature of Reflow to cycle between all the possible pitches for a given note.

Use this button from the palette.

Enharmonic

Please note that if you really wanted to enter pitches manually, you probably wanted to avoid using a tablature and enter your music directly on a standard staff.