Changing the staff-relative placement of guitar techniques

You can show individual tapping, hammer-on, and pull-off indications either above or below the staff, independently of your project-wide settings. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. Select the notes whose guitar technique staff-relative placement you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Technique placement in the Guitar Techniques group.
  3. Choose one of the following options:
    • Above

    • Below


The staff-relative placement of tapping, hammer-on, and pull-off indications on the selected notes is changed. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

  • You can change the staff-relative placement of vibrato bar dips and indications/lines, and the direction of guitar bends on notation staves, by selecting them and pressing F.

  • You can change the default placement of hammer-on and pull-off indications on notation staves and tablature independently on the Guitar Techniques page in Engrave > Engraving Options.