#1
hello there, my friend toll me about this site so i joined in order to learn lots of songs

i only know how to read tabs, but i CANT read them in the way they are posted in the site

for example

i can read something like
"40-43-10-34"

but the tabs here are like

"------------------14-----------------
------------------13-----------------
-------12----------34------------56--
60------------------------------------
50------------------------------------


and i just dont get it, so if u can help me, thanks
#4
what are you looking at? a serious note, if you post the tab you're looking at i can help you.
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#7
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hello there, my friend toll me about this site so i joined in order to learn lots of songs

i only know how to read tabs, but i CANT read them in the way they are posted in the site

for example

i can read something like
"40-43-10-34"

but the tabs here are like

"------------------14-----------------
------------------13-----------------
-------12----------34------------56--
60------------------------------------
50------------------------------------


and i just dont get it, so if u can help me, thanks

tablature represents the strings and the fret numbers so when you see the 6 lines, each one is a separate string. they go from highest to lowest in terms of pitch, so the top one will be the thinnest string.

e---------------------------------------- Thinnest
b----------------------------------------
g----------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------
e---------------------------------------- Thickest


then each number is the corresponding fret on that particular string. So if you see a 4 you fret at the fourth fret on that particular string. I should also point out that a '0' means that the open string should be played i.e. play the string but do not fret it at any fret. numbers on different strings vertically above/below another number indicate that the notes have to be played at the same time. like this

e--2------------------------------------- Thinnest
b--3-------------------------------------
g--2-------------------------------------
d--0-------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------
e---------------------------------------- Thickest


that's a d major chord. each note needs to be played at the same time, either by strumming across those string or using your fingers to pluck them.

notes are sequential from left to right so when 2 notes are not directly above/below another, one is played after the other. like so

e---------------------------------------- Thinnest
b--------3-------------------------------
g--3--5----------------------------------
d----------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------
e---------------------------------------- Thickest


the 3rd fret on the g string is played first, then the 5th fret g string, then the 3rd fret on the b string.

You may also come across other symbols like '^' or '/' or '~' those symbols represent certain techniques but the symbols will usually be explained within the tab.

It's 2.15 am where I am and I'm tired so I may have missed some things out/made a mistake or 2. if anyone has anything to add/spots a mistake, post here and explain my mistake and correct it.

Also, TS if you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask. It's the easiest way to learn.
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#8
Reading Tablatures Part 1
Reading Tablatures Part 2


Might wanna save this one for later, it's more advanced stuff
Defining Tablatures

Read up.

...and when there is more than one note in the same place

Example:

|--|
|--|
|--|
|--|
|6-|
|5-|

Then you must play a "chord" which is strumming more than one string while fretting more than one note.
#9
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(Great explanation of how tabs work)
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(good links and more examples)
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hello there, my friend toll me about this site so i joined in order to learn lots of songs
Hi lightleggy!

Welcome to UG.
I can't give better help than these guys did, so I won't bother trying. I think you've just learned something just as important as the songs. Where to find a couple of really helpful people. Good luck with your songs and learning to read tabs. And enjoy your visits with us on UG.

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#10
hi there, if you have any further questions about guitar or reading tabs, please ask in the Guitar & Bass Basics forum
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