Please tell me how I read this tab and play that melody? how I must use D5 chord in this tab and what are these strings to hit them at the same time? video link:
This tab is very rough-looking, but if you need to read it, it is manageable.
The tab is laid out as follows:
D5 ... G e|---5----...---- B|---3----...--3- G|---2----...--0- D|---0----...--0- A|--------...---- E|--------...--3-
Strings are labelled assuming this is in standard tuning, I did not watch the video
The following holds true regardless of tuning:
The bass strings (
EAD) are at the bottom and the high strings (
GBe) are at the top of the tab, as is standard. This is how the guitar's strings look when you are looking down at them.
The blank strings are strings that are not to be played.
In regular tablature, they can be left blank as seen here. Alternatively, they can be marked with an
x to show that they are not to be played. Be careful, however, as the
x could also mean the string is meant to be played percussively (ie, muted with your fretting fingers/picking hand). For this distinction, refer to the notation of the tab itself, as this may vary.
When notes are laid out in a line as above, they are all to be sounded at the same time. So in these cases you would pluck the
EDGB strings all at the same time (producing the
D5 chord or the
G chord respectively).
Hope this helps, good luck.