I have a tab notation question.
I will be using arbitrary numbers so that the examples are easier
When you pluck the 12th fret in the G string, and then you bend the string a full note (from G to A), that's written like this:
The string remains ringing in the A note (like it was the 14th fret).
But.... what if you want to do the same but end with the note ringing back in G?
I typically write it like this:
But I'm not sure if that's correct. From 14 to 12 I'm not actually bending, but "releasing slowly" (a "continuous" release and not "discreet" release).
The "slowly" is key here, because:
---12b14r12--- is a "discreet" release, isn't it? so I discard that
r notation in here.
The sound I'm talking about is actually exactly the same as using a
bottleneck-slide and doing this:
G -----12/14/12------ (with a bottleneck slide!)
...but with bends instead of a bottleneck slide.
12b14b12is pretty clear.