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While tab is a good way to convey the specific notes played in a passage it is not great at getting timing across and as such should be taken with a large grain of salt. Some tab conventions are better than others but if you are trying to learn a specif passage you still need to listen to the original and get to know it to work out which notes are crucial ...


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The guitar (and similar stringed instruments) is different than a keyboard in that there are many different positions (you can call them scale positions if you like) where you can play the exact same notes in the same octave. On a keyboard instrument such as piano, there is only one key per note and only one place where any given tone can be played. ...


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There are many things here. First of all, keep in mind that many many guitar tabs that go around the web are not 'official', so you are bound to find mistakes and inconsistencies between different tab versions of the same song. Another thing is that in guitar you can play the same notes in different positions. So, a tab might have some notes in some X ...


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The other answers by mbauwens and joseem address the specific song you asked about and joseem did an excellent job explaining the different reasons we often see different "translations" of a given song by different folks. But I want to address the edited (by Matthew Read) title to provide useful information for folks who come across the title in a search ...


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There can be different chord renditions for the same song for several reasons: 1) They correspond to different recorded versions of the song. The song structure (e.g. number and sequence of verses, chorus, repetitions, etc.) may vary. 2) They can be in different tonalities, either because of 1) or to allow singing by different voice ranges, or, sometimes, ...


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The Guitaretab one is a simplified version of the song so it does not use the more 'difficult' chords (e.g. Fmaj7 in the other version). The Guitaretab version uses a capo on the 5th fret, so for the first verse you're not playing "C G Am Em" but actually "F C Dm Am" but with the forms of "C G Am Em". So you're kind of playing the same chords. Other ...



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