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Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by megatron, Aug 7, 2003.
I dont know how to read them
Sad i know but im a newbie at all this. Thanks for any help.
The strings go from G D A E starting at the top of the tab. It is the oppoisite on ur bass.. THe thickest string is E, and its the bottom one on the tab . THe numbers rpresent which fret to play, starting at the nut.
Further to Figjam's tips, rhythm may be notated in the tab, but often it's just done by approximate spacing - you need to play along with the recording to nail it (assuming your recording is the same as the one tabbed from!).
Better quality tabs often include a little guide to how they have been written. Also, do a search on TalkBass for something like "read tabs" - it has been covered before several times, including links to comprehensive external guides.