Nate Savage is a professional guitarist with over 16 years of experience teaching guitar to students around the world. Usually "b" means "bend" and "s" means "slide.". This is sometimes done with the fretting hand tapping the bass notes and the picking hand tapping the melody or solo notes. This lesson will teach you how to read guitar TAB as well as how to write it so that others can read it. A chord chart is a diagram showing where to fret each string to make a chord, and it also tells you which finger to use. If the string has a 1, then that means you must play using the first fret. After reading this article, it, "This opened the world of guitar to a gal who was afraid to try it for years. If you see a "\n," where n = some number, fret note "n," then strike it and depress the tremolo bar deeply to dramatically drop the pitch. This will make the pitch of the string go higher. Now let's add some meaning to all that stuff on top of the lines. This is like a normal slide, but you only strike the first note with your pick. This will be indicated by an arrow going straight up with the range of the bend (full, ½. Several "x" in a row, on adjacent strings, indicates a rake - just mute more than one string at once. might also encounter what’s called a “pre-bend.” In a pre-bend, strings can be “pre-bent” and then picked and released to return to the original pitch of the fretted note. What does it mean on a tab when two strings on the fret are being played? In general, the longer the line, the longer you should apply the vibrato. The bottom line represents the lowest, thickest string, while the top string represents the highest, thinnest string. Here are a few points to keep in mind when reading tab: The lines of the tab staff represent guitar strings, from the 1st string on top (high E) to the 6th string on bottom (low E). Why are some notes in red and some in black when reading guitar tabs? To achieve this, both the fretting and picking hands hammer on notes. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/8\/8e\/Read-Guitar-Tabs-Step-4-Version-2-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Read-Guitar-Tabs-Step-4-Version-2-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/8\/8e\/Read-Guitar-Tabs-Step-4-Version-2-1.jpg\/aid77638-v4-728px-Read-Guitar-Tabs-Step-4-Version-2-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":306,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"485","licensing":"

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