# Confused in understanding tabs

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by powerguy, Jul 23, 2005.

1. ### powerguyNew Member

Hey guys
Have just joined guitar classes and compeleted 2 - 3 lectures
my teacher gives me tabs in a differnet way then i find here

How he teaches and i understand is':
for e,g

Twinkle Twinkle

5^3 5^3 3^0 3^0 3^2 3^2 3^0

4^3 4^3 4^2 4^2 4^0 4^0 5^3

and so on

which means a^b

where a is the string no and b is the fret no

i want to underastand other tabs whcih are psoted on this site but i fail to understand i them as i know this way

2. ### dharmatmaBanned

go to another guitar teacher.

seriously.

3. ### dharmatmaBanned

there is a tutorial in the guitar lessons section out here on how to read tabs.
browse the forum..check the lessons..use the search option ..

only then if there are doubts post out here..
anyway..
cheers and keep playin.

4. ### deathdr_87Awesome Guitarist

dude -wats wrong with ur guitar teacher....

u in bbay?

5. ### powerguyNew Member

Yes me in bbay ... but guys dont manage to find enought time to search for a new teacher
DR-Death can u help me with something thru this forum

6. ### arunrxBanned

Enough explanation is given on the 'understanding guitar tabs' forum.

Anyhow.. the tab structure is simple to understand. The 6 horizontal lines in the tabs correspond to the 6 strings in guitar. The lower most line corresponds to the 6th string(Thickest string) on guitar and the top most one represents the 1st string, thinner most one on the guitar.
The numbers placed on each line represents the fret positions.

E---------1---0-----
B----3-----------1--
G--------------------
D--------------------
A---------------------
E--------------------
Refer the above tab, you find the number 3 on the second line (from the top) of the tab.. it means you should hold ur left hand finger on 3rd fret of second string.Next is to hold on 1st fret of the 1st string, next strike the open string of 1st string (0 means open string) and so on.
This is the basic.. is it still confusing?

7. ### powerguyNew Member

Thnaks arunrx well i do understand the thing u explained

but what i get confused is sometimes the order we play

for e.g

E---------1---0-----
B---------3--------
G-------- 5----------
D---------3----------
A---------3-----------
E---------4---------

What does this mean am i suppose to play all six strings together at these different fret positions

8. ### powerguyNew Member

cmon guys help me out with this thing

9. ### dharmatmaBanned

if the numbers are together..it means u have to play it at the same time..

normally chords are posted that way..or maybe double stops.

it means u have to either strum or pluck it at the same time.

10. ### akkyy21#%@!\$&

I know a guy from mumbai, he had shown me his book, even his guitar teacher had taught him these notations.

11. ### powerguyNew Member

Thanks Guys
I think really need to go thru all the begginners tips on IGT