Confused in understanding tabs

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

  1. powerguy

    powerguy New 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

    Please help me out guys
  2. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned

    go to another guitar teacher.

  3. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned

    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..
    cheers and keep playin.
  4. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

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

    u in bbay?
  5. powerguy

    powerguy New 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. arunrx

    arunrx Banned

    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.

    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. powerguy

    powerguy New 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

    G-------- 5----------

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

    powerguy New Member

    cmon guys help me out with this thing
  9. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned

    if the numbers are 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

    akkyy21 #%@!$&

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

    powerguy New Member

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

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