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Bio-logical Warfare 2006-12-14 14:17

Reading Tabs
 
Hi is any one got info on how to read tabs? Can only play by ear right now so would be very thankful for info on how to read tabs. :mad:

johnmansley 2006-12-15 04:02

Each line of the tab represents a string of the guitar as follows:

Code:
e|--- B|--- G|--- D|--- A|--- E|--- 6th string (thickest, deepest sounding)


Time flows from left to right and the numbers represent the frets that you need to place your fingers. For chords, the numbers line up vertically, for example E minor:

Code:
e|--0--| B|--0--| G|--0--| D|--2--| A|--2--| E|--0--|


Hopefully, that explain's it in simple terms but if you have further queries please feel free to post them.

Unanything 2006-12-15 06:41

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnmansley
Each line of the tab represents a string of the guitar as follows:

Code:
e|--- B|--- G|--- D|--- A|--- E|--- 6th string (thickest, deepest sounding)


Time flows from left to right and the numbers represent the frets that you need to place your fingers. For chords, the numbers line up vertically, for example E minor:

Code:
e|--0--| B|--0--| G|--0--| D|--2--| A|--2--| E|--0--|


Hopefully, that explain's it in simple terms but if you have further queries please feel free to post them.


Thanks, John. This guy lives in my town. I'm going to be giving him lessons.


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