#1
hi...im new to music playing all togeather so bare with me if i dont understand anything....im not sure what i play first on the tabs listed on the site...example:

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|


do i play the very first number on there? when do i know when to move to the next number?thank you anyone who helps....its greatly appreciated
#2
If I understand your question correctly you play notes that are on top of each other like that at the same time like what is bolded, those are hit together to create the harmony in the note.
e|-------------------
B|------------------
G|--6-------
D|--4------
A|-----------------
D|-----------------

You would hit the notes separately if the were written like this

e|----------------
B|----------------
G|-------6---------
D|--4------------
A|----------------
D|----------------
in the case above you would hit the note on the 4th fret on the D string then hit the note on the 6th fret on the g string.


In the case of this tab your ring finger would stay on the 6th fret of the g string at all times, your index finger would move back one fret from the 4th to the 3rd on the D string when the chord change comes in. The problem with tabs is that you have to listen to the song first (if it is someone else's song that you are learning) to get the chord changes which you will be able to hear, that will also give you the tempo of the song.

In the case of the tab above the second note wont sound that good, I would suggest you play it like this:
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|

This only requires that you move both your fingers back one fret, much easier than the way you had it before.

I hope I understood what you were asking and that I helped. Good luck man

also, if this doesn't help, I noticed that emad posted this link in another thread, it gives you the basics to tabs http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/the_guide_to/a_beginners_guide_to_making_tabs_and_chords.html
Last edited by in2thesun88 at Nov 12, 2008,
#3
Yes, when you are first reading tabature there are a few things to know about it.

1. When you first look at the tab, you read it from how you look down on the frets of you'r guitar, low E or in this case a D string which is the top of you'r guitars fret board. and the 'e' is the high E on you'r guitar's fret board or the bottom string. Some people call it the top and some call it the bottom but call it as you wish.

2. When you get a tab that has this:
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
on the G string and the D string when the notes are on top of eachother
you play at the same time like this for example:

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-9--7--5--3--1--3--5--7--9----------|
D|-9--7--5--3--1--3--5--7--9----------|
when the two notes on the droped D string and the A string
are over you pluck/strike at the same time in an upward or downward
motion.
It is the same in you'r situation with you'r song.

3. Another thing to pick up is to notice chords in the tab. This may be a little...
Confusing or hard to see when you'r first trying to pick them out but they are still easy once you figure it out. Like this for example see if you can figure out the chord in the tabature. ( I'm 100% you can figure it out very quickly )
e|---------2-----------2-------2--------------|
B|-------------3--------------------3----------|
G|----2------------2------2------------2------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|

As you may have guessed this is a 'D chord'. yes a simple example.
But as another tip for this. when they are seprate like the above
example: You play them sepratly, NOT at the same time like the other
example on number 2 i showed you.

I hoped these few easy 'tips' if you want to call it helped you out.
KEEP PLAYING! And good luck.
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