Tablature is a form of musical notation indicating fingering rather than the pitch of notes that is commonly used for guitar. In this lesson Bryan will go over the basics of how to read tablature and understand how it is laid out.
- I wanted to say a little bit…about the tab in the notation…that we're going to be reading here…and I've got downloads for all these songs,…one or two pages, of what we call the lead sheet…and the melody of these tunes.…And, so, what you'll notice is that there is…a line on the top that looks like standard musical notation…and a line below and that's the tab.…And the tab is just for anybody that's unfamiliar with it,…is each line in the tab represents a string…and the numbers basically represent the fret…that you put your finger down on.…
And that's the string that you play.…And then beyond that as I talk you through,…it's mainly a supplement…to how I'll be basically walking…through this stuff with you.…And there's various parts of the standard eye,…you can see the eighth notes and the quarter notes…and the different rhythmic allotments, if you will,…for each note different rhythm values, note values.…But, essentially as we read through the tab…it's to help, you know,…you can see where to put your fingers, essentially.…
Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Everything that Bryan breaks down he puts back together in chapters 4 and 5, where he shows how to apply what you've learned to a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Chord theory
- The major and pentatonic scales
- Walking bass technique
- Reading tablature
- Beginning hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Beginning slide guitar
- Using a capo
- Playing traditional bluegrass tunes
Skill Level Beginner
1. Scales and Chord Theory
2. Walking Bass and Reading Tablature
3. Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, and Slides
4. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 1
5. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 2
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