How do you write it in tab when you mute a note right after hitting it, quickly stopping the tone?
and what do you call it?
Last edited by rolandroi at Jun 19, 2013,
You have options depending on the context and exact duration, as for example you could use 16th notes (or shorter) with rest afterwards - but this would generally be preferred in tab
e |----------------||
B |----------------||
G |----------------||
D |----------------||
A |----------------||
E |--0.-2.-3.-5.---||

That's how GP exports staccato so I assume it's the standard. In sheet music it's a . (dot) at the bottom center of the note.