More keystroke shortcuts for legato types

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05 Mar, 2016 07:09 PM


It would be nice if the shortcut 'L' for Legato could be split into 2 or 3 types 'h' for hammer-on, 'p' for pull-off, and 's' for slide. I realize 'p' is already used for palm-mute, but I find I don't need that as often as pull-off. Also would be could if the 'h', 'p' could be shown on the tab over the legato marker.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Jarod Long on 06 Mar, 2016 11:28 PM

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    I like the current L shortcut for legato for a few reasons. First, I believe legato is a better term for what is happening musically -- hammer-on and pull-off are just the physical techniques that are used on guitar to create legato. Also, whether legato is a hammer-on or pull-off just depends on whether the second note is higher or lower than the first one. Since the app can check that automatically, it's more convenient for it to decide for you whether it's a hammer-on or pull-off. It's also more flexible when composing -- if you have a hammer-on from, say, 5 to 7, but you want to hear what it would sound like if it was instead a pull-off from 5 to 4, then in addition to changing the 7 to a 4, you'd need to swap the hammer-on for a pull-off.

    You can add a slide with the shortcut Shift + L, which I prefer to S because I believe the W H Q E S keys for setting durations are very useful.

    That said, I do want to one day make all of the keyboard shortcuts customizable so they can be changed to suit your preferences. But to be honest, I think it will be quite a while before I can get around to that.

  2. 2 Posted by Michael Kintzer on 07 Mar, 2016 02:58 AM

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    Seems reasonable. Thanks for the reply.

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