i cant read guitar tabs, can some 1 help me

Discussion in 'Pakistani Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by hannan, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. hannan

    hannan New Member

    hi guyzz .. its hannan ... u can say that im a bigginer .... i can play many chords ... n some songs ... BUT
    man de most BIGGEST prob with me is I CANT READ Tabs .... can some 1 help me .... i :ll be very greatful to him or her

    i think is de most favriute thing 2 a guitarist

    well i think soo
  2. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    tabs are meant to be intuitive ... so use your intuition ...

    the lines on the tabs :

    means the strings (e = thinnest, E = thickest)

    the numbers mean the fret u have to press the string at (and obviously pluck the string) ...

    u go from left to right ... so first u play the left and as time progresses u move towards right ... like:


    means first play 2nd fret on g string (3rd string) then play 4th ... 5th ...
    next play 3rd fret on b string (2nd string) ... and so on ...

    sometimes we use different styles of making sound from the string like hammer-on, pull-off, slides, bends ... usually for that ppl should write a legend ...
  3. larsan

    larsan K-Dash

    ssslayer ur explaination gud...hope hannan understands it:)
  4. hannan

    hannan New Member


    thanxxxxxx buddy ..... but i be asking u
    n i hope u will be giving me asnwers as a buddy thanxxx

  5. nadish

    nadish Active Member

    Welcome Hanna!!!!
    Tabbing(Reading) is very simple dear!!!

    As ssslayer has already tought u how to read simple tabs, but u'll notice that there are also some signs on the tabs like:
    Example1 "e-----2/3----------" or
    Example1.2 "e--------2\----------" or
    Example2 "e--------4~~-------" or
    Example3 "A-----2h4"--------" or
    Example4 "E--------3p2---------".

    Following are the Explanations of each sign:

    Ex 1: (e--------2/3---------------) A forward "/" Sign represents that u have to slide "2nd" fret to "3rd" fret of "e" string.

    Ex 1.2 (e---------3\2---------------) A back "\" represents that u have to slide "3rd" fret to 2nd fret of "e" String

    Ex 2: (e------------4~~----------) "~~" This sign represents that u have to use "Vibrato" on "4th" fret of "e" String. If there is just 1 "~" sign, it means use vibrato for a short time, and if there is more than 1"~" sign, then use vibrato for little more time.

    Ex 3: (A--------2h4"--------------) "h" sign represents that u have to "Hammer On" between 2nd fret to 4th fret.

    Ex 4: (E-----------3p2-------------) "p" sign represents that u have to "Pull Off" the 2nd and 3rd fret of "A"string..

    And thats all.........

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  7. hannan

    hannan New Member

    this 1 is also gud ...... if there is lke this . so i have2 strum here or only2 play that A-3
  8. #iR@


    @ nadish it's hannan not hanna! :p:
  9. d3m0nz3y3

    d3m0nz3y3 New Member

    i am a very new member to this forum and to playing guitar. I have read a lot on the forum, but if this question is foolish plz forgive me lol.
    As for this tutorial, do we stum on g string while holding fret 2 only? or we stum all the strings?

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