Help Needed Understanding Guitar Tablatures

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Ra_gh_av, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Ra_gh_av

    Ra_gh_av New Member

    I brought a guitar last month, from Lajpat nagar (Delhi), my tutor told me its good, i have started my guitar classes but been in Xth class (CBSE) i dont get time to attend my classes, but i am really intrested in playing it. i have got a electronic tuner onto my pc which is working good for now, and i use Guitar Pro 5, to learn a couple of songs.. but i still cant understand sometimes stuff like

    whats a dead note 'X'

    whats the differnce between playing,



    are there any good online guides which can be used for learning over the net, or anything that i am doing wrong here..

    thanks for reading!
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Dead note: you muffle the string with your left finger. And then pick. You will hear only percussive sound like "thik" or "thak" depepnding on your guitar tone.

    means you first play teh 5th fret, then the 6th fret.

    means you play BOTH 5th as well as 6th fret, simultaneously
  3. Ra_gh_av

    Ra_gh_av New Member

    whats the difference between playing.
    5th fret then 6
    and playing them together

    they will sound same,
    or should i have a pause between

    and the dead note, can you please tell me what do you mean by muffling the string//

    thx btw :]
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Hmmm, I guess an audio sample will help.
  5. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Here, download the zip file from here:

    It has two midi files (can be played on windows media player too).

    First one is dead.mid
    which is

    Second one is 56.mid, which is:
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