Understanding Guitar Tabs Guide

Discussion in 'Pakistani Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by esgallindeion, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    This is for all those who cannot understand guitar tabs at all. Its really very simple, at least much simpler than staff notations. But tabs usually don't give u a good idea about timing. In any case it is the most convenient way of sharing on the net.

    1. First of all, there are 6 lines, each representing a string on your guitar.

    E--------------------------------------- (1st string)
    B--------------------------------------- (2nd string)
    G--------------------------------------- (3rd)
    D--------------------------------------- (4th)
    A--------------------------------------- (5th string)
    E--------------------------------------- (6th/last string)

    2. 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.

    E----------------0--1--------------------- (1st string)
    B-------------1--------3------------------ (2nd string)
    G----------2--------------2--------------- (3rd)
    D-------2--------------------0------------ (4th)
    A----0----------------------------------- (5th string)
    E-0-------------------------------------- (6th/last string)

    This tab tells you to play 6th and 5th string open and then the second fret on 4th and 3rd strings and open 1st string. Then you return playing the 1st fret on 1st string and so on as shown.

    I think thats enough for tonight. I'll continue tommorow with different symbols and other stuff.
  2. Redalert

    Redalert New Member

    Wow....excellent tutorials....keep it up:D :D :D
  3. FinalPhase

    FinalPhase New Member

    Nice tip man...all newbies should c this...:)
  4. nadish

    nadish Active Member

    Keep it up

    Well thats cooool.......... For me atleast. coz I'm new here, as well as new to guitar. ;)
  5. entity_paradigm

    entity_paradigm New Member

  6. nadish

    nadish Active Member

    Hey eP!

    These tabs r in very easy format man. Waz up. Read the above article and try to understand that dont try to just read that.

    And every thing will be alright.
  7. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    1.start from the right regardless of the string..
    2. use ur common sense , if u Hav.......
  8. adnanlanewala

    adnanlanewala New Member

    man its great thank you i need them
  9. Lahori_rocker

    Lahori_rocker Guitar God left IGT

    it is good for newbies
  10. hush

    hush New Member

    ok theez kinda tabz i can undastand .. but sumtymz in sum posts they hav posted sum weird stuff lyk #F #G???????? watz dat all about?????
  11. Ozze

    Ozze New Member

    yea nice work for all the biggners
  12. Spellbinder

    Spellbinder Crescentarian

    They r coooool man
  13. Spellbinder

    Spellbinder Crescentarian

    You should give threads like this so new comers could learn
  14. maro

    maro New Member

    hi i am learning guitar on my own and i think this is grt

    i came across tabs for happy birthday theme ...... newbies should try these........

  15. Ruffas

    Ruffas New Member

    i can play guittar for long time but i dont know how to play tabs so plz tellme how too play tabs
  16. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    what the crap is this how come u can play guitar but can play tabs^
  17. damanpant

    damanpant New Member

    thats really helpful ..do u have any idea how do we come to know about the timing
  18. damanpant

    damanpant New Member

    hey need tabs for silk route boondein
  19. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    There do exist people who go the "right way" and learn notation brotha.
    @damanpant, search for them in the Search box if you dont find them, make a request for them, someone will get back to you.
  20. absolute_singer

    absolute_singer New Member

    nice work ...............

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