#1
Title says it all.

I'm getting really frustrated now. I have to strictly resort to learning new stuff from instructional vids on youtube or watching somebody play. I'm having a lot of difficulty understanding tabs. My buddy tried to explain it but idk that was confusing too lol.

Let's take a look at a tab for Afterlife by Avenged Sevenfold. Not that this is what I'm trying to jump into just an example.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/a/avenged_sevenfold/afterlife_ver6_tab.htm


not understanding 14s12 and other sequences like that and why they are placed where they are on the guitar. I know for which string but why are there different sequences on the same string but further down (higher note) on the "neck"? I know I'm not supposed to play all of those "sequences" at once.

Help?
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#2
14s12 means u slide from the 14th fret to the 12th fret on the string it says so, possibly more


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#3
Those 14-12 sequences are just octave power chords. You play them at the same time but mute the string in between.

Seriously man, tabs are the ****ing easiest. I cant really comprehend how you cant read them. # on line=fret on that string
#6
Get a tab program. ****. That way if you don't understand something, at least you can hear the notes. Guitar Pro or Power Tab.
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#7
Quote by Dimebag06Darrel
Get a tab program. ****. That way if you don't understand something, at least you can hear the notes. Guitar Pro or Power Tab.



Any reccomendations on programs?
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#9
Quote by rhettro
As previously mentioned, Guitar Pro is good. You can download a free trial version from www.guitar-pro.com.

sounds good.

Any free ones though? Got to pay like 50$ for that.

Power tab?
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#10
Quote by TheBodomBullet
sounds good.

Any free ones though? Got to pay like 50$ for that.

Power tab?


You can get a guitar pro 15 day trial free and Power tab is free

But you should BUY Guitar pro it's way better than power tab
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#11
Quote by mathieupM13
You can get a guitar pro 15 day trial free and Power tab is free

But you should BUY Guitar pro it's way better than power tab


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#12
14s12? That's incorrect tab notation. In reality, it should be 14\12, which is slide from 14 to 12.

Still, tabs are easy as hell. There's a few niggling bits you won't have explained to you in some FAQ's, I guess. Just ask on forums. Tabs are simple as hell.

Also, to all reccomending Guitar Pro? Hells yes. Guitar Pro is the sweetest peice of software I ever got reccomended to me. Pretty much a must-have for a novice player of guitar, bass or drums.
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#14
Google "Tabs Help" or something. Also, may I suggest something a bit easier to learn tabs on? Iron Man is a nice one for that. Its the one I learnt to read tab on.

+1 on guitar pro. Soooooo useful!
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#15
Okay guys, Just an update but I got power tab and now realize that I must have been extremely tired whilst trying to figure tabs out because after actually hearing the notes along with reading the tablature, I found that tabs are as everybody has said not that hard.

Thnx guys. Gonna be using power tab to get the swing of things for now.
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#17
why would you jump into a tab like that if you dont know how to read tabs? try mary had a little lamb hahaha
#19
Quote by Haanz
14s12? That's incorrect tab notation. In reality, it should be 14\12, which is slide from 14 to 12.

Still, tabs are easy as hell. There's a few niggling bits you won't have explained to you in some FAQ's, I guess. Just ask on forums. Tabs are simple as hell.

Also, to all reccomending Guitar Pro? Hells yes. Guitar Pro is the sweetest peice of software I ever got reccomended to me. Pretty much a must-have for a novice player of guitar, bass or drums.



It's not incorrect. S is slide. It's on a lot of tab.

That's what legends are for.


But, if you can't read tab well I wouldn't try to learn an advanced song (Well, says the person who wrote the tabs)