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Questions tagged [tablature]

For question about understanding tablature notation and the use of it. The question should also be tagged with the general notation tag if the tag limit has not been reached.

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How to write a Swing Rhythm using tabs?

I'm tabbing out a song on bass, which consists partly of a swing rhythm. I'm wondering how to properly convey a swing rhythm (or more generally, triplets) using tabs. Here is the part as I've written ...
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What does Harm. mean in guitar tabs

In the Nothing Else Matters tab by Metallica on Songsterr.com, found here, I came across some notation that I haven't seen before: What does Harm. mean in the picture above?
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Can I share Beatles Guitar Tunings and Keys Here? [migrated]

I would like to share a list of Beatles Guitar Tunings, Keys, and Intonation parameters to see if other people agree. Here's an overview of how I see it (where I have adjusted the guitar intonation to ...
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Do key signatures indicate changes in tablature fret numbers?

I have a tab book for "Black Sabbath" and the song "Iron Man" for example, it has a key signature of bbb. I know this song is played in standard E tuning, and eg the main riff starts with a B + F# ...
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J.S.Bach's organ tablature notation

Is anyone familiar with some freely available guide explaining in detail how to read Bach's organ tablature notation? Apparently, Bach was very comfortable in using the tablature notation, ...
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Is there a term for tablature with numerals placed between the lines?

In most of tablature notation for fretted instruments, each line represents a string and the numerals, representing the frets where to stop the string, are printed on the respective lines. However, ...
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On a stringed instrument, should a note ring during a rest?

In this example tablature, what should happen with the Bs and Gs during the rests? Should they be allowed to ring during the rest, or should they be dampened in some way? If it should just ring, why ...
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Ways to accurately transcribe audible music to tabs

What are some common ways people take music and create tabs for their respective instruments? For example If I were to take a musicians rendering of a song ( ) what ...
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If piano tablature is easier to read than traditional sheet music

I am familiar with guitar tabs which are much easier to learn and read than sheet music. Mainly because it is a direct mapping from the notation to the guitar frets; you don't have to do any ...
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Electric Guitar John Coltrane Scale [closed]

I am trying to pull of this 26-2 on guitar any idea which scale is the guy with the hat using at about minute 1:59? ( ). Thanks a lot.
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How to read a “Drawbar Organ” tab?

I found a tab format that I cannot decipher. And I know of different forms of piano tablatures, but I can't find this referenced anywhere. How is one supposed to read this kind of "organ" tablature ...
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Can Regular Ukulele Tab be Used for a Baritone Uke?

I have read about how the chords on a baritone ukulele differ from those of the first three sizes, and so the regular chords for an ukulele song need to be transposed for a baritone ukulele. But can ...
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Are there any good playable violin tabulatures for Paganini caprices, Bach and Vivaldi music?

Are there any violin tabulatures for Paganini caprices, Bach and Vivaldi music? Or that is stupid to write tabs for a fretless instrument?
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Tabs for particular song and where to find this majestic type of tune [closed]

So the game Planetside 2 has a really cool country sounding soundtrack for one of the factions: at 12:50 NC Travel 4 I'd really love a tabbed version of the ...
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Dead notes mixed in with other notes or Chords

I'm having trouble understanding a tab I'm trying to learn. E |---------------------------------------------------------| B |---------------------------------------------------------| G |--11----11---...
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In a guitar tab, how do you play two distanced notes at once?

If I have a guitar tab like this E---2--2--------------- B--2------------------- G--2-2----------------- D------3--------------- A---------------------- E----------------------...
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Guitar tab - double dash under number

I opened a tab in guitar tab pro on my android phone and there were some sort of double dash (sorry for the lack of a better description), I've never saw that before and I haven't the faintest idea ...
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What is Sanz's tablature for the baroque guitar?

Gaspar Sanz had a tablature system for the baroque guitar which features a mapping between alphabetical letters and chords. From the linked page: Sanz's tablature is remarkable in that it is ...
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How to convert a conventional piano or a violin score to the guitar tabulature using Musescore, Finale, Tuxguitar, Sibelius, Guitarpro softwares?

How to convert a conventional piano or a violin score to the guitar tabulature using Musescore, Finale, Tuxguitar, Sibelius, GuitarPro softwares? Is it possible and how it will handle multiple note ...
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What do these X's mean i'm trying to learn counting stars on Guitar but have no idea how to play these [duplicate]

What do these X's mean i'm trying to learn counting stars on Guitar but have no idea how to play these. I would mute them but there is nothing to mute!
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TuxGuitar 1.4 Cannot Edit Volume

I know there were other posts about this but in my case selecting "V" will not let me edit the volume or anything at all in the new mixer. All of the faders are stationary. I can do 127, 27, and 0 but ...
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In Guitar Pro, how do I specify fret numbers for a chord?

I'm using the notation software Guitar Pro to create and edit tablature, and I can't figure out how to specify the fret number that a chord should be played on. This is different than adding a capo ...
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What does “H.=H” mean?

I came across this writing in a ukulele tab. I assume H means half and E means eighth, but what could the "H.=H" mean? H.=H Q Q. E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-7---5----10-|-...
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How should I interpret decimals in guitar tabs?

I found this in the Black Clouds & Silver Linings - Dream Theater Guitar Tab Book. The notation implies a harmonic on the second and third strings, but what do 2.7 and 3.2 mean?
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No Slider Bar for Show Instruments in Tuxguitar 1.4

I'm running Tuxguitar 1.4 on Mac OS Sierra. When I go to Show Instruments all of the sliders for balance, volume, reverb etc are stationary as in there is no bar to slide them. It goes to either 27% ...
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Don't understand this guitar tablature notation

How do I play the slide at the 1st string? Usually in slides, one slides from one fret to another, but I'm not quite sure as to the meaning of the notation given in the picture. How do I play it? ...
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What is the best way to play this on the guitar?

Might I inquire as to the best way to play the note marked by the red ink? I am having trouble with the muting part of it. In "normal" cases, like the case marked by the blue ink, since the thumb ...
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I am having trouble in knowing the correct way to play this legato on a guitar tablature.

What is the accurate way to play this. I'd appreciate it very much if the explanations were kept to layman terms. I am a complete beginner, with 0 background in music theory. Only been playing the ...
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How do I play this part?( New Divide Linkin Park)

How do I play this part (New Divide-Linkin Park)
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Can you change the volume of a specific track in TuxGuitar 1.3?

In old TuxGuitar versions, you could open the Mixer and adjust the volume for each track on it's own. In the current Windows version (1.3.2) the Mixer has been replaced with the "Instruments" dialog, ...
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Guitar Tab Book

I know that I should probably just use the music notation Moleskin and write out in music notation. However, sometimes I come up with chord and modal note combinations that I think sound cool, and ...
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making different Guitar tabs for one song

When you make a tab or sheet music for one song how do you do it? for example :there some guitar tabs for (Fur Elise) in the net... please look at these links for that song: https://tabs.ultimate-...
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How to choose between different tabs/chords for the same song?

I am very new to guitar and chords. I wanted to learn to play and sing the song "What a wonderful world". However, while looking for the chords, I found 2 different versions of the set of chords: ...
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Can't find the mixer in the new version of TuxGuitar (v1.3.2)

I just downloaded the new version of TuxGuitar and when I went to play one of my songs the levels of each track were all off. The drums are far too loud and the guitar is barely audible. The problem ...
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Can I Teach Myself to Play Guitar?

Is it possible for me to teach myself to play guitar and be a good guitarist without music private lessons ?? for example : i play everyday for half an hour , and I try to play my favourite song by ...
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Is this slide/shift slide?

I found this in a riff, but I don't know the meaning of (sl). I suspect it means slide, however, the slide symbol is / or \. g--(sl)----(sl)----7---- Could someone clarify this, please? And why ...
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Guitar Tablature: “bis” meaning

I've looked, but Google keeps interpreting "bis" as German(?) Example: |----------------|-------|-----------------------|-------| |-------7-----7--|-------|--------------7-----7--|-------| |----...
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What is the meaning of this squiggly vertical line symbol in guitar tablature?

What is the meaning of that wavy vertical line in the guitar tablature shown in the image?
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A-minor scale has different notes when descending

I've been working through this A minor scale and I just can't figure why the fret changes when I descend the scale — how is G sharp; now on a different fret when I'm doing it as A flat? Is the ...
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What does “gliss 2x” mean here?

What does "gliss 2x" mean here?
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'+1' sign in guitar tab

What does the '+1' sign mean here?
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Why do these chords use the first fret if there is a capo on the second fret?

I'd like to play Eagles - Hotel California, so I looked into the sheet music, but there is something I don't understand: It says: guitar 1 is a 12-string acoustic played with capo behind 2nd fret. ...
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Help Tabbing Short Guitar Segment [closed]

I am trying to learn a small segment of a song that contains some guitar fingerpicking. It's been years since I've touched guitar so I figured learning this small piece would be a gentle way to ease ...
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How to automatically create guitar chord diagrams for site? [closed]

I have a site where i talk a lot about guitar chords (theory, fingering, etc.). I'd like the ability for visitors to mouse over a chord and see the fingering (maybe even hear the correct notes too). ...
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guitar tablature question for song

guitar tablature question for song, the imgur is a screen shot of it. do I hammer onto the 12 then pull off to the 8. or am i not even close? http://imgur.com/5LrBPO1
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In MuseScore, is it possible to add tab to an existing bass notation so I'd get both notation and tabs for bass?

I'm using MuseScore 2 and I've been wondering: Is it possible to add tab to an existing bass notation so I'd get both notation and tabs for bass like you can have it for regular guitar? Basically I ...
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Guitar tablature

When notes are arranged slid to left and slid to right on the Guitar tab which one (note) string is first played:B G D or D G B? in the these two bars? and why?
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Help with guitar tab - which line indicates which string?

I've seen some guitar tabs where the strings are E B G D A E from bottom to top, but in the others they are in the opposite direction, E A D G B E from bottom to top. Why? Are there two ways of ...
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Why there are different tabs for one song

Why Guitar teachers use different tabs for one song? is there a way to do that? sometimes I saw two or three tabs for on song:easy and difficult...
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Best name for a chord consisting of D - E - F?

What is the best notation for this guitar chord? V о─┬───┬───┬───┬───┬── e ──┼───┼─•─┼───┼───┼── f ──┼───┼───┼─•─┼───┼── d о─┼───┼───┼───┼───┼── d ×─┼───┼───┼───┼───┼── ×─┴───┴───┴───┴───┴── 6th ...