Tablature or “tab” for short is another way to write things down for guitar, and other stringed instruments.
It differs from musical notation staff in some key ways:
1) It has six lines instead of five. One line for each string of the guitar. Count ’em.
2)Rather than symbolizing musical pitches(notes), it actually indicates where to press a given fret on a specific string .
I’m sure every one over the age of 40 can name that tune!
For all its flaws(I will probably write about that later), its a pretty handy system for learning stuff on guitar. But watch out, because there are a lot of amateur tabs out there of, let’s just say…………varying quality……….
Here is some blank tab I made.