Inputting tapping

You can input right-hand and left-hand tapping indications on any notes belonging to fretted instruments using the ornaments popover, both during note input and by adding them to existing notes. You can also add tapping with hammer-ons/pull-offs to existing notes.


  1. In Write mode, do one of the following:
    • Start note input.


      During note input, you can select additional notes before/after the last input note without deactivating the caret by pressing Shift-Right Arrow/Shift-Left Arrow.

    • Select the notes to which you want to add tapping indications.


      If you want to input tapping with pull-offs, you must select at least two notes assigned to the same string with descending pitch directions, such as D-C.

  2. Optional: During note input, input at least one note.
  3. Open the ornaments popover in any of the following ways:
    • Press Shift-O.

    • In the Notations toolbox, click Popovers Popovers button, then Ornaments Ornaments button.

  4. Enter the appropriate entry for the tapping indication you want into the popover.

    For example, enter tap for right-hand tapping or lhtappull for left-hand tapping with pull-off.

  5. Press Return to close the popover.


The tapping indication you specify is input on the selected notes. During note input, this is usually the last note you input.

By default, tapping indications appear on both notation staves and tablature and are placed above the staff.


You can also add tapping indications to existing notes by selecting them, activating Technique in the Guitar Techniques group of the Properties panel, and selecting the appropriate indication from the menu.