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How to read fingerstyle tabs?


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#1 Ballard

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 11:45 PM

I've been trying to work on fingerstyle lately, and have come to the realization that I have no clue how to read fingerstyle tabs. I tried playing them like regular tabs, but that just didn't work.

I was wondering if someone could put together a basic guide to reading the tabs, or just explain it to me on AIM. Just PM me your AIM if that's more convenient for you, and I'll shoot you a message. I'll be on pretty late tonight.

Oh, here's an example of what I've been trying to play.

#2 Justapicker

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 01:00 AM

That's pretty straight-forward arpeggios that you could play fingerstyle or with a pick. I'm not sure where you're having a problem reading it. It starts with the F# and B on the fourth fret played at the same time, then the Bminor chord played as an arpeggio.

#3 Ballard

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 01:49 AM

I guess I haven't been playing long enough to understand what you just said. Unless you can elaborate on that, I guess I'll have to come back to this later.

#4 skinnybloke

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 02:02 AM

The intro's ok for fingerstyle, but the rest probably isn't the best choice for learning.
Try some of The Bosses lessons - http://www.guitarfor...isplay.php?f=12
The videos help.
I got blisters on my fingers........!

#5 Kirk Lorange

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 02:38 AM

See if this helps, Ballard.

#6 Justapicker

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 12:33 PM

See if this helps, Ballard.


Needs a bit of standard notation so they at least learn the names of the notes and see how they look on the staff!:whip: Some of us :wheelchai think tab is the devils playtoy!

#7 allthumbs

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 12:57 PM

Needs a bit of standard notation so they at least learn the names of the notes and see how they look on the staff!:whip: Some of us :wheelchai think tab is the devils playtoy!

Yes, if you play tabs backwards there are hidden messages.:claping:

#8 Ballard

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 01:21 PM

See if this helps, Ballard.


Thanks, Kirk! That's exactly what I needed. I searched for something like that, but I guess I didn't use the right keywords.




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