learning bass tabs

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by poolie, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. poolie


    Sep 1, 2005
    hi all

    newbie here,, im hopeing someone can direct me to a easy to learn bass tab online site..

    i want to practise learning various band songs ,, but aint got a clue how to read bass tabs,,

    ie , what do the numbers relate to and were on the fret are they in relation to.. etc

    cheers any help will be much apprec
  2. MXtabs.net has a walkthrough on how to read tabs.

    Here's the link... Tab help

    The numbers are the frets, with 0 being the open note.

    G --------
    D --------
    A --------
    E -0-1-2-3

    So, the tab ^ is chromatic.

    Open E, 1st fret, 2nd fret, 3rd fret.
  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    And of course the obligatory warning. 99% of all tabs on the net are wrong. Some are so wrong they obviously where not listening to the same song :scowl: Don't ask me why, I don't know :rollno:

    I find that looking up chords is *much* more useful.
  4. Quality


    May 7, 2003
    Long Beach, CA
    You can say that again.
  5. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000

  6. poolie


    Sep 1, 2005

    nice one keith spot on.......

    its great when you accomplish sumit... how ever small,,