how do you read tabs???

Discussion in 'Tab' started by fairy460, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. fairy460

    fairy460 New Member

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    please help cause i have a hard time reading tabs...
  2. Zoltar00

    Zoltar00 New Member

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    I'm curious too!
  3. tammy

    tammy New Member

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    i think you have to know the notes on your guitar.
    for example
    open strings
    e
    a
    d
    g
    b
    e
    this is then symbolised as 0, meaning open string.
    then you have to understand the sequence of notes.
    open e string
    first fret on open e string is f
    second fret on open e string is f#
    then each position on the fret is marked as 1, 2, 3, 4,
    so tabs tell you where to put each finger.
    very often what looks incredibly complicated turns out to be a simple pluck on a c chord!
    does that help?
    t

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