how do you read tabs?

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  1. Gambit

    Gambit New Member

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    I am new to guitar n i dunno how to read tabs. Can someone help me out?
  2. schizytopal1

    schizytopal1 New Member

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    how to read guitar tabs

    wel reading guitar tabs are fairly easy. lemme show u.

    example tab:
    e|------------------------------------------
    B|----------0----------------0-------------
    G|------4------2---2------4----2---2-----
    D|----2----------4------2--------4--------
    A|--4-----4-----------0--------------------
    E|-------------------------------------------

    okay, now ebgdae are obviously the strings. The letters on the strings tell u what fret to play that string on.

    Al--4
    that would mean play a on the 4th fret
  3. mcbastian

    mcbastian New Member

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    if you find something like

    --------4h5-6p5------
    that means put finger in 4th fret and hammer on5th or put finger in 6th and pull off to 5th :)

    ----4^5---- or ---4b5--- mostly means "bend up"

    a "vvvvvvvvvv" over the tab means smthg like whammy bar or vibrato

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