What does 1/2 in tabs mean?

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  1. adityarali

    adityarali New Member

    I was playing ya ali when i came across things like 1/2/3/2/1. What does this mean? Thanks a lot
  2. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    1/2 means you've to slide yo finger from 1st fret to the 2nd ..

    Thought this sequence which you provided -> 1/2/3/2/1
    is unusual.
  3. born2tab

    born2tab rhythm guitarist

    You can only slide once and let the sound sustain...the sequence which u have provided 1/2/3/2/1 is wierd and not possible as far as i know.
  4. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    yes..uL always come around this while reading/playing tabs

    he has just tried to give an illustration/example..hehe :)
  5. adityarali

    adityarali New Member

    you said 1/2/3/2/1 was unusual and another person said it was impossible. But, ya ali tabs(search in this to find the song on this website) have this freq. in them
  6. born2tab

    born2tab rhythm guitarist

    Ya Ali, yaar pe qurbaan hai sabhi.
    Ya i too checked out these..What i interpret is that u need to slide ur finger from first fret to third fret and return back to first fret..thats how i use to play...though the significance of the second fret is not obvious to me
  7. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    I think what 1/2/3/1 means is:

    Pick teh 1,
    slide to 2,
    sutain teh note for a while,
    slide to 3,
    sustain that note for a while,
    slide back to 1,
    (needless to say - sustain that also for a while)

    Actually it is similar to playing 1-2-3-1, but the essence is to get a soft tone (no picking attack), hence use slides.

    This is similar to legato technique, where you are supposed to only hammer and pull-off.
  8. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    Just because something is posted here(or anywhere else for that matter) doesn't mean it can't be unusual or impossible.
  9. born2tab

    born2tab rhythm guitarist

    ^^^was goin to post the chame:)
  10. Abhijeetbasu

    Abhijeetbasu TABBER

    hi friend

    ofcourse this is a slide sequence , but its annotated in wrong way

    the write way would be 1/2/3\2\1 which is very common notation.
    / represent forward slide from 1st note to second note
    \ represent backward slide from 3rd note to second note
    becuase u cannot slide from 3rd note to 2nd note in forward direction.
  11. born2tab

    born2tab rhythm guitarist

    Now this is what i call observation:)
  12. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    Who would be an Idiot to think that 3/2 is a forward slide? Its understood that its a backward slide, doesn't matter if you use "/" or "\".
    alpha1 likes this.
  13. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    ^ :RollLol:

  14. adityarali

    adityarali New Member

    Thanks guys for ur reply. Helped a lot.
  15. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    WOt a thread!! :p:

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