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How to read TAB: 5 Top Tips for Non-Guitarists

I always think of TAB as a bit like playing by numbers.  Or a grid reference on a map.  For years it confused me.  Why is it upside down?  What do the numbers mean?  Which line is which?  How do you know what rhythm to play?

For a lifelong wind player, learning a whole new notation system by myself has been a bit of a challenge.  But when I show students it is all worthwhile.  Suddenly a student can pick up a guitar and play a melody.  They may not know what notes they are playing or anything about the theory of music, but they are making music and having fun.

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So this is a post for you music teachers out there who, like me, have never been taught guitar or TAB but would love your students to...

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