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need help learning Tab...

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Neo114, Sep 17, 2000.

  1. Neo114


    Sep 16, 2000
    hi... im trying to teach myself bass guitar and im having trouble with some aspects of Tab... i have the basics but im confused with the following... h / \ if you can help that would be GREAT !!!!! thanks for the help every one

  2. ~Loxley~

    ~Loxley~ Guest

    Apr 9, 2000
    Welcome to Talkbass. Although it doesn't say "Senior Member" under my name, I have been here for a while. I love this place and I hope you will too.

    Before anyone else says it, tabs aren't very good. But they can sometimes be helpful. Still, I think you should learn note music instead.

    Anyway, / means slide up the string. For example 3/8 would mean that you have to slide from the 3rd to the 8th fret.

    \ means slide down.

    h means 'hammer' the string (I think this is what it means anyway)

    ~Loxley~(I'm a guy ;))
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    1. take all tabs and toss in trash.

    2. visit this site, http://www.libster.com, excellent site with a great deal of good lessons, including many on how to read standard musical notation.

    3. sit back, smile and let the learnin' flow! :D

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