Hiding/Showing guitar bend hold lines

Guitar bend hold lines indicate that the bend should be held for the duration of the note, which is usually a tied note. You can hide/show hold lines on guitar bends on tablature.


These steps only apply to guitar bends. You cannot show hold lines on pre-bends or releases.


  1. Select the guitar bends on which you want to hide/show hold lines. You can do this on notation staves and tablature in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate/deactivate Show hold in the Guitar Bends group.


Hold lines are shown on the selected bends on tablature when Show hold is activated, and hidden when it is deactivated.


Figure 1. Hold line hidden
Figure 2. Hold line shown