FAQ - How do I read Tabs?

Understanding tabs
Many people have contacted me with questions on how to read the
tabs on my page. This section is here in order to help
those people who can't read tabs.

All tabs look like the following:
X:----------
X:----------
X:----------
X:----------
X:----------
X:----------


Each line represents a string on the guitar. The top string on
the staff represents the bottom string of your guitar when holding it
upright....as pictured below. The strings are numbers 1 to 6 from top
to bottom. Below is each string with it's string #.
X:---------- <---string 1
X:---------- <---string 2
X:---------- <---string 3
X:---------- <---string 4
X:---------- <---string 5
X:---------- <---string 6


Each one of those X's is a letter from A to G. This represents the
note that the string should be tuned to. Standard string tuning, and
what most DMB songs are in, is open E. This open E tuning
is represented in the staff as:
E:----------
B:----------
G:----------
D:----------
A:----------
E:----------


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