Legato Notation

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rmdr
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Just that, how exactly are legato lines (hammer ons and pull offs) written in standard notation. What little symbol is used and how.

Thanks to everyone who'll reply, it's much appreciated. :D
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here it goes...simple as that


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but you know...it would have been faster to just use google...
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you use Slur lines to indicate hammer ons/pull offs.
Ties and Slurs look similar.

Ties 'tie' together two of the same notes to notate no rearticulartion (for example 2 tied half notes would sound exactly as a whole note; these are mostly used across measures)

Slurs indicate no articulation/rearticulation they are used over 2 different notes or groups of notes

That is the proper classical way of writing them, however classical notation wasnt created with shredding rock guitar in mind
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Jeries wrote: That is the proper classical way of writing them, however classical notation wasnt created with shredding rock guitar in mind
Paganini was also a shredder :mrgreen:
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Jeries wrote:That is the proper classical way of writing them, however classical notation wasnt created with shredding rock guitar in mind
Guitar is an instrument after all. It's pretty much the same for each instrument.
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CanCan wrote:Guitar is an instrument after all. It's pretty much the same for each instrument.
Well, electric guitar added certain notations for harmonics(artificial ie) and bending(with fingers and whammy/tremolo) plus some designations for some effects(wah,whammy pedal) but yes,you are right cause those things are just derivations of "older" system
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