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Unless someone is choosing to deviate from the norm and do it "wrong" - all tab is written the same way. It is a little confusing at first until you get used to it. In tablature, each line represents one of the strings on the instrument and the number is which fret the indicated note is played on for the string the number is on. One thing that you might ...


I can't say I've seen any other tabs than ones that are formatted like this; e-- B-- G-- D-- A-- E-- Have you got any examples of the other way you've seen? As far as I'm aware, the way I've mentioned above is the correct way of laying out tab.


I've used multiple tabs when teaching before almost always because neither of the tabs is correct, but one tab might be better on the chorus and the other one is better on the verse, or something like that. At first, I would re-do the songs in Finale to try to make a more accurate, complete tab, but it took too much time. Another skill I wanted to teach my ...


Different tablatures may contain more detail on instruments, and more difficult plays, which include techniques that require more skill and/or practice to do well. Let's say one tab is just chords, you just need to remember chord shapes and you can play it, while other offers actual notes of solo parts that can't be described by chords only and you may need ...


I would call it a Dm(add9). A Dm(add9) is spelled: D - F - A - E The only note you are missing is A which is the 5th which is commonly omitted.


Inside Lilypond itself, I can't find a way to do this. You can sort of do this by making a custom fret diagram (which uses string and fret numbers) for each note or chord and then applying that to a tab staff without using a fret diagram staff. Scroll down to the second "Selected Snippet" here to see that in action.


You can use TuxGuitar which supports entering numbers and then export it as a Lilypond file under File -> Export -> Lilypond.

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