Methods To Experience Guitar Tabs

By Owen Rich

You have a new acoustic guitar and are learning the fundamentals,eg the parts of the guitar. The very next thing that may come to your consciousness is the simple way to play guitar tabs.

Learning how to play guitar tabs is a very important part of guitar lessons, and serves as a base for advancing in the talent. It's all about understanding the proper placement positions of the fingers on the fretboard. If you'd like to be taught how to play guitar tabs, you'll have to find out how to read the notations on the guitar tablature sheet and place the respective fingers on the fretboard.

Basics of Guitar Strings

On a standard acoustic or electric guitar, there are 6 strings. Many people have a myth about the counting of the strings. They consider the thickest one the first string, just because it is on the top ; and the thinnest one the last, as it is at the bottom. However , the reality is the thinnest string is the first one and the thickest one is the last. All of these individual strings have a certain open sound. The first string has a high 'e' sound, the second has a 'B' sound, the third one has a 'G' sound, the fourth has a 'D' sound, the 5th has an 'A' sound, and the last string has the lowest 'E' sound. You'll be able to more clearly comprehend if you refer to the figure given below.

E ( first ) ----------------------------

B ( 2nd ) ---------------------------

G ( third ) ---------------------------

D ( 4th ) ---------------------------

A ( fifth ) ---------------------------

E ( 6th ) ---------------------------

Holding Notations on Guitar Fretboard

Now that you have got an idea of the open sounds of all 6 strings, you can learn how to play guitar tabs. A guitar tab is a diagram of six horizontal lines that symbolize the six strings. And on these six lines, there are certain numbers. These numbers show on which fret you are supposed to place the fingertips. If there's a '0' shown on the string, it implies you need to play the string open without pressing any point on that particular string. If there's an 'X' shown on any string, it suggests you don't have to play that string at all or have to mute it with your strumming hand. - 32526

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