hey....need some help desperately in reading tabs

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  1. beginner_guitar

    beginner_guitar New Member

    hey all,
    i am new to this forum and i think this is a wonderful place for beginners like me .anyway with my doubt i read the tips from other posters abt how to read tabs say for eg ....

    The numbers represent the frest on your fretboard.


    This tab tells you to pluck open strings from the last to the first and then return to the last after which you play the first fret on each string in the order 6 st string - 5th - 4th - 3rd - 2nd - 1st.

    I understand the concept of O,1,2,3 abt frets but
    NOW WHAT I DONT UNDERSTAND IS HOW is it played ...what i mean is that how do u interpret that go back to last string again and so forth ???can someone please give one more example of a tab diagram and explain how it is played ...maybe that will make me understand better

    thanks a ton in advance :)
  2. guitar_gal

    guitar_gal New Member

    welcome aboard...

    c, tab readin is pretty simple. u got da fret no.s on da tabs, rite?


    now, da fret no.s r arranged in order.. its like, in dis piece dat iv pasted, u 1st play 6th string open. den u play 5th string open. den 4th string open. da reason y u r playin it in dis order is bcoz da fret no.s r arranged frm left to right. u start wid da left-most fret no. given on da tab n end wid da right-most fret no.

    anoder eg.


    in dis particular portion, u play da left-most note 1st. which is da 3rd fret of da G string. den u play da next 1 in da order. which is 5th fret of da D string. den da 3rd fret on D string. den 5th fret on G. den 3rd fret on G. u get da order now??

    it juz starts frm left n continues right. dats it.

    if u hav sumthin like dis...


    dat is.. if u hav 2 or more fret no.s given on da same column, it denotes a chord. so u gotta hav yer fingers on da 1st fret of B, 2nd fret of G n 2nd fret of D, all at once.

    well, i guez u wud b knowin how chords r played newayz :p

    so.. hope dat clears things..

  3. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    Just play what you read from left to right..
  4. guitar_gal

    guitar_gal New Member

    ha! i giv dis whole big explanation. n mr.know-all says "juz play evrythin frm left 2 rite".. LOL...

    n hey, newbie... u can actually temme if ya found my xplanation useful... i wudnt mind a "thanx".. :p :) hehehe.. ;)
  5. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    See he knows what tabs are.. So its easy to play what you see from Left To Right...
  6. MARS

    MARS Mars Ji...Finally!!!!!

  7. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    THanks :beer:
  8. guitar_gal

    guitar_gal New Member

    hmmpphh.... he asked 4 a gud xplanation.. wid sum more eg.s. a gal takes so much trouble doin all dis. n all u guyz can do is butt in wid a 1-line xplanation. :mad:
  9. MARS

    MARS Mars Ji...Finally!!!!!

    dont get angry...
    u have done a splendid job!!!
    now have mercy on Guyz community!!
  10. guitar_gal

    guitar_gal New Member

    hmm... yea, i kno iv dun a gud job :p hehehe.. newayz, yea, i dub thee forgiven ;) 4 a change :)
  11. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

    HEHEHE..... :p
  12. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    Hey dont blame me.. I did what i felt right..

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