Watch the Reading Tablature online guitar lesson by Trey Alexander from Rock Guitar For Beginners
Tab is a short word for Tablature. It is a form of musical notation which tells players where to place their fingers on a particular string rather than which pitches to play. This notation method was very common during the Renaissance and Baroque eras. It is by no means the best way to read music but you may find it to be a very fun, quick, and exciting way of learning. I would like you to take note that you should learn how to read music but in my experience the really dedicated students will always take it to that level and it is very important to have fun learning how to play first, that way it is exciting to us. Besides I don't think any of us want to be playing Mary Had A Little Lamb for the next five lessons, do we? OK cool. Let's get started.