Learn Guitar Tablature

author: jbm351 date: 07/10/2013 category: for beginners
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Learn Guitar Tablature
It took me over a year to finally learn how to read guitar tab so I hope I can help you learn it quicker than I did. Guitar tablature, tab for short, can be your best friend. It's really easy to learn if you practice. The six lines represent the strings:
e----------   THINEST   1 string
B----------                     
G----------                     
D----------                     
A----------                     
E----------   THICKEST  6 string
The numbers are the frets you would press on.
e--1-2-3-4---------------------                 
B----------1-2-3-4-------------                 
G------------------1-2-3-4-----                 
D--------------------------1-2-3-4              
A---------------------------------1-2-3-4       
E----------------------------------------1-2-3-4
Read this left to right. This is a simple exercise my dad taught me. Start by putting your first finger on the first fret of the first string. Next, put your middle finger on the second fret of first string. Third finger goes on the third fret of the first string. Lastly your pinky finger goes on the forth fret of the first string. Okay, to review:
  • Lines equal string.
  • Numbers equal the frets you press on. NOT the fingers you use.
  • Read the numbers that are farthest left and work toward the right.
  • If you ever see the number zero on a string that means you would play that string open.
  • An X means you would mute the string.
  • Numbers that are stacked over each other equals a chord.
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