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Reading Tablature

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by steve09, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. steve09


    Jun 27, 2004
    Is there any guides that tell you how to read this i dont understand what all the symbols mean
    Many thanks
  2. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

  3. thor16


    Jun 16, 2004
    How are you supposed to know the timing, though?
  4. Kavorka


    Mar 28, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Do you mean the time signature of the song or the duration of each note? Time signature is usually at the front of the tab or you can determine it from listening to the actual song. As for note duration, unless you're using software like GuitarPro or Tabledit, the duration probably won't be evident either. Sometimes, the tabber tries to suggest length through the spacing between notes but you should really listen to the song you are imitating to get the right feel for it.