Guitar tablature lessons

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Guitar tablature lessons

You can’t lookup a great song without finding guitar tabs these days. You will learn either by ear, or with tabs, or with music notation. Guitar tabs, or tablature, break it down to the dummy level so anyone, even your 90-year old grandmother could play the guitar if she wanted to. No, it’s not exactly that easy, haha. But this is how anyone can get started.

In case you don’t know what tabs are, here is a quick explanation from wikipedia:

“Tablature (or tabulature, or tab for short) is a form of musical notation indicating instrument fingering rather than musical pitches.

Tablature is common for fretted stringed instruments such as the lute, vihuela, or guitar, as well as many free reed aerophones such as the harmonica. Tablature was common during the Renaissance and Baroque eras, and is commonly used in notating rock, pop, folk, ragtime, and blues music.”

Here is an quick lesson of a tabbed out chord. This is the tablature for a 9 chord:

9chord

Here is a tablature for the first part of “Stairway to Heaven” :

stairway-tab

Here is how a tab works: the horizontal lines are the strings, smallest string at the top (high E), and the numbering corresponds to the fret. The fret is the how high on the neck to place your fingering.

It gets a little more advanced than this, and beginner guitar lessons help take you through it, plus the best lessons will have you playing your favorite songs in no time, such as available on www.ultimatebeginnerguitar.com/main.php . Remember that guitar playing is all about having fun! You gotta love it, playing and making music. Tablature lessons will show you how. Rock on!

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