i've got a question about tab.

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by aleyman, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. aleyman

    aleyman Guest

    Nov 1, 2002
    ok, im new, only beeen playing a couple of months, and i am teaching myself. thats why i don't understand this. i saw this in a tab for "Toxicity" by System of a Down. could someone please explain to me wht to do when i see this?


    i hope that showed up. if it didn't its two numbers on top of each other. im sorry im teaching myself and i wanna learn some songs i like just to get my fingering and that stuff good. could somebody please be very cool and help me with my question? thanks.
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    A number on top of number usually implies a chord, play both notes in unison. But judging by the fact that it's Toxicity and Shavo is in dropped-C tuning that would make an awful awful poopy sounding power chord. I'd say just play the bottom note, unless this three on top of a three is in some place other than in the tab itself, then I don't know.
  3. Can you post a link to where you got the tab, assuming you got it off the net, and not from a book. I'll look at it and figure out what it is.

    Like Matt said, it's probably two notes played in unison.