How To Read Guitar Tablature – Basics To Reading Guitar Tabs

If you do not know how to read musical notation, but lets say you want to learn how to jam the new Fall Out Boys song on your guitar. You will first need to learn how to read guitar tablature. Don’t worry though, because learning guitar tabs is very easy once you know all the basics.

Guitar Tab Basics

A standard tablature staff would look something like this:

e————————————————-
B————————————————-
G————————————————-
D————————————————-
A————————————————-
E————————————————-

When you look at this, you have to visualize that each line and letter represent each string on a guitar. Starting from the bottom to the top they are:

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