The <bend-alter> element
Parent element: <bend>
The <bend-alter> element indicates the number of semitones in the bend, similar to the <alter> element. As with the <alter> element, numbers like 0.5 can be used to indicate microtones. Negative values indicate pre-bends or releases. The <pre-bend> and <release> elements are used to distinguish what is intended. Because the <bend-alter> element represents the number of steps in the bend, a release after a bend has a negative <bend-alter> value, not a zero value.
This element is used in the following examples: