Piano Notes From Guitar Tabs

These are Guitar Tabs. I wish for them to be converted to Piano notes. Thank you.

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    I’m voting to close this question because there's no question here. The chords are already given in standard notation corresponding to the tabs.
    – Aaron
    Oct 29 at 4:13
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    Maybe they don’t know that guitar is transposed by an octave or can’t read standard notation.
    – ojs
    Oct 29 at 4:52
  • @ojs - even so, this site is not a transcription service!
    – Tim
    Oct 29 at 7:21
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    Another thing to note: the guitar is tuned down a half step: D#-A#-C#-F#-A#-D#. Oct 29 at 10:37
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    @BobBroadley - rather strange tuning! Maybe Eb, Bb, Gb, Db, Ab, Eb? (or D#, A#, F#, C#, G#, D#?)
    – Tim
    Oct 29 at 13:10

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The tabulature and standard sheet music notation in the the picture show the exact same chords. To play them on a piano, you find the corresponding keys on keyboard and press them. Music for guitar is written one octave above where it is played, so the notes on piano are played one octave lower than written.

  • Right, besides there is some mismatch in tuning. See e.g. bar 2, the highest note. It says (2) in the TAB on the E-string, which is F#. However, the staff above says „F# resolved = F“ …
    – MS-SPO
    Oct 29 at 12:35
  • @MS-SPO I didn't go through the whole tab, but to me it looks like the guitar is tuned down by a semitone.
    – ojs
    Oct 29 at 15:50
  • Right, saw that and it‘ puzzling.
    – MS-SPO
    Oct 29 at 15:53
  • @MS-SPO it's a very common tuning in rock and metal. Some reasons for it or D standard are heavier sound, transposing down to make life easier for vocalist, easier string bending, making the same keys comfortable for guitar and horns, etc.
    – ojs
    Oct 29 at 15:59
  • Yes. For a reason this info is missing on the lead sheet. For the given song it could have been tuned for further simplification (0).
    – MS-SPO
    Oct 29 at 16:02

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