why do so many tab postings come minus the chords?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by kindablue, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. kindablue


    Jun 15, 2003
    I find the chords above the tabs very helpful,instructive and also you don't get lost as easy.so why not inclue the chords bassplayers?:confused: from a reformed guitar player
  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004
    Agree. Not only chords but the Key. Go figure
  3. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I think it's because often the bassline doesn't give you enough clues to instantly deduce the chords and it's extra work to go back and fill in the gaps.

    When I've transcribed the basslines for songs my band covers I sometimes scribble down some ideas about the chords but my first priority is to get the bass grooves down. Most of the time I'm not soloing over the top but holding down the foundation so I'm writing down what I need, not a full transcription of the song, therefore I can understand why they aren't included on a lot of tabs.

    And of course, even if the chords are written down, how can you be sure they're right and not just the 'easy guitar' version? ;)