The following tab seems to have a mistake or typo (circled in red, with the way I play it in green below):

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Am I right that what is shown as F (D string, fret 3) should really be played as an F#/Gb (D string, fret 4)?

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    "Yes, the tab is wrong. The tab is always wrong. What are we talking about?" Commented Mar 30, 2022 at 15:29
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    @DaveJacoby - please make sense of your comment. Tabs are not always wrong. Often, but not always!
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 30, 2022 at 16:16
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    Well, if it is supposed to be B major then this F# is what you’d expect.
    – Lazy
    Commented Mar 30, 2022 at 19:26
  • I don't think I can put a ROTFL emoji here. Can I? 🤣 Commented Mar 30, 2022 at 21:42
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    The stave is also wrong. It should show the key signature of E major, 4 sharps, instead of accidentals everywhere, and it also omits the # on the Fs. Very poor quality work all round.
    – user207421
    Commented Mar 31, 2022 at 3:30

2 Answers 2


Your way is certainly how I've ever played it! The 1-3-5 of a B chord will surely have F♯ as its 5th, which is shown in the real dots as F♮, which is probably where the mistake started. Just listened to the track, and it seems (although the bassline is a bit muffled) that we're right, and the tab (and dots) are wrong!

If the key signature had been used (It's in E major), that would have included F♯.


You're correct: it's a mistake in the music. The note should be F-sharp.

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