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Old 12-31-2007, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tabs?

I'd just like to know what tabs look like, how they work and so on, so could someone please explain to me or direct me to a site that could?
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Reading tablature for guitar is surprisingly easy, though it's no substitute for reading music, it is all you need providing you know how the tune goes.

How To Read Guitar Tab - A Detailed Explanation of How to Read Guitar Chords

A note for the 0's...it doesn't say it here, but a 0 indicates an open string.
ie; not to be fretted but still requires strumming.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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e ----
b ----
g ----
d ----
a ----
E ----

these are your 6 strings, tab is constructed by using 6 lines to represent 6 strings.
your thick string being the bottom E and your thin string being the top e.

adding numbers in on particular strings dictates as to what fret your finger should be on.

E.g

e ---------------------5-8
b -----------------5-8
g -------------5-7
d ---------5-7
a -----5-7
E -5-8----

There's an A minor pentatonic scale, follow it across and play it in that way, begin on the 5th fret of the bottom E, play the note, then the seventh and then onto the A string and so on

symbols like this, /, h, s, etc. can mean differnet things.

/ and s mean slide, which means simply to slide your finger up the fret board from the note behind the symbol to the note after it e.g 5--/--7---

p means pull off which means to pluck a note and then release that note onto a corrosponding note without plucking a second time.
h means hammer on which is to do the reverse, to pluck one note and then to 'hammer on' a second note further up the fret board without plucking it.

and there are many more but that should do.
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Damn you R-T!
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nah...you explained it far better than I.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I should have just provided a link. :p
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm planning to start giving online lessons, like in youtube blogs for bass and guitar and was going to post them on here, i just haven't had the time or enough access to a pc yet.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Do it, it's a good idea.
I've always fancied a blast at bass.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Everyone seems to think it's an easy instrument, and as an 8 year guitarist and a 3 year bassist I can honestly say i found guitar to be easier as you progress than bass. There's so many techniques that require far more co-ordination with the bass just depending on what your playing.
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