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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Reading Tablature

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[MUSIC]
I wanted to say a little bit about the tab
in the notation that we're gonna be
reading here, and I've got downloads for
all these songs one or two pages of the
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, for just anybody that's
unfamiliar with it, is the tab,
each line in the tab represents a string,
and the numbers basically represent
the fret that you put your finger down on
and and that's the string that you play.
And within beyond that and as I talk you
through, it's, and, you know, most,
it's a mainly a supplement to how I, I
will,
you know, I'll be basically walking
through this, this stuff with you.
And, and we can use there's various parts
of the standard eye, you can see
the eighth notes and the quarter notes in
different, 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, put your fingers essentially,
and it supplements these, these tunes.
And so it's the kind of thing that if
you're not familiar with it,
the more you use it, the easier it will
get for you.
And, and, it's, they're good to have
around and that's that's kind of,
that's the tab.
[MUSIC]