Tablature

Guitar and Bass sheet music in Tablature notation (TAB)

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Guitar Tablature, or simply TAB or TABs as they're often called, are a much more accessible way of writing and reading guitar music than traditional sheet music notation.

There are many different ways you can play a chord, and indeed different strings on which you can play the same note. Traditional sheet music can tell you the notes, but not which frets and strings you should be playing. Guitar Tablature overcomes this problem by showing exactly where your fingers need to be on the fretboard.

In fact Tablature can convey all sorts of useful information on how to play each note including hammer on, pull off, bend up, release bend, slide up, slide down, vibrato, tap, and mute a string – just to name a few.

If you are new to TABs, then please read our excellent guide on How to Read and Write Tablature.

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