vary basic query .... plz help !!!

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by noopsi, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. noopsi

    noopsi New Member

    hi !

    I m a newbie & i have a very basic query .....
    if i have chords like this -:

    tujhe dekha to ye jana sanam

    E -0-0-0------7-5-7-3|----5--8-7----------
    B -----------1------------------------------
    tujhey dekha tu yea jana sanam

    then my first query is ---- that from where i have to start playing ...from E or from B ??????

    then my second question is does number of "----" this means number of pauses ????

    i knoe its very basic syuff ,,,,,, but everybody has to start with the basics ......... so plz reply & help me .....:)
  2. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    Play from left to right....starting from the first note you can see on the screen.
  3. gogol

    gogol New Member

    That's called TAB!!!

    What Bjr said was definitely right, that you should start from very left and keep going to the right.... And refer to any tab-reading article posted in IGT.

    The other thing is that these are not called chords, they are called TABs or TABULATUREs.

    ---- are not meant for pauses but to show distinctions from one note to the other...keeping distance for ease of viewing only.

    Here the E is your thinnest string i.e., Hight E string and B is the string next to it. And most tabulatures are given in standard tuning i.e, your guitar is supposed to be tuned in the standard way(eBGDAE-123456-Thinnest->Thickest)...

    Ok...I think these might help...

  4. noopsi

    noopsi New Member


    thanks for the help but i have a small confusion

    see if chords are like this -
    E ---------------0--------------------------------
    B -------0--1-3------3-----------0---3----1-------
    G ---2---------------------0--2-------------------
    D ------------------------------------------------
    Chaand mera dil Chaandni ho tum

    then on G chord if i play 2,0,2 simentaneously , it comes out to be horribly "besura" , then do i have to make a distance b/w the two nodes ...
    i m confused ..

    i know the question is idoitic but plz do reply . :)
  5. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    No, it's not've just got a bit confused with tabs.

    The E,B,G,D are not chords on which you play this....these are the strings you play them on....E is 1st string, B 2nd string, G 3rd and D 4th string.

    Now the sequence of notes to play on the CHaand mera dil tabs is:

    play the 2nd fret on 3rd string, then open, 1st and 3rd fret on 2nd string, then open string on 1st and so on...
  6. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    these are tabs/notes which u'd pluck on ur guitar strings...u need to learn to read tabs to play songs in this format>>

    "---" has no significance it would just help u know which note to play u have to start playing the notes from left side.

    follow the link above^ that would be of great help..feel free to ask again if ur query remains unsolved..if at all :)
  7. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    Its simple

    play from left tp right
    whichever note comes first
    The ---- are the strings
    the gap left between two numbers is the gap of time u need to keep between the two notes(Unlike reading MUSIC,Tabs can't give u perfect timing)

    play step by step

    The 2 on the G string comes first so play it
    Then next comes 0 B(which means open string no fret)
    Then comes 1 on B
    Then comes 3 on B
    Then 0 on E
    Then 3 on B again
    Then 0 on G
    Then 2 on G
    Then 0 on B
    Then 3 on B
    Then 1 on B

    U read the piece of tablature as a whole(that is all the strings together)
    Not by string>
  8. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    I knoe its difficult at forst but u'll get used to it>
  9. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    Good attempt!!
    post this song's tab also alongside..which u've tried to get down step by step..It would be helpful for him!
  10. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    Thanks Vini!!!!!!
    But i can't post the tabs as i can't copy and paste
    even the ctrl+c thing isn't wurking!!

    did you get it?????
  11. Saptashaw

    Saptashaw PRO Tabber

    It's simply like plotting a graph where the x-axis is TIME.
  12. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    @ noopsi

    Here are the tabs for the intro of chand mera dil:-


    in UJSEN's 7th post he has posted the step by step procedure of playing it.
    You've recieved the maximum amount of guidance now ;)

    do reply if ur concept is clear as yet or not?
  13. noopsi

    noopsi New Member

    thanks a lotttttttttttttttttttttttt UJSain for clearing my concept !!!!!!!!!
    & now i m clear , vini ....
    u know what i was playing these chords completly wrong ... i was playing them left to rt & top to bottom -
    playing open on e ,
    then open on B then open on G
    & 2 on G then 4 onG on.

    oh my god !!! i was so wrong........well thanks buddies for the help .:)

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