Re­lat­ing tab to your fret­board

Guitar Techniques - - Gt User Guide -

hand La­belling

Here are the ab­bre­vi­a­tions used for each fin­ger: Fret­ting hand: 1, 2, 3, 4, ( T) Pick­ing hand: p (thumb), i (first fin­ger), m (sec­ond), a (third), c (fourth).

Chord ex­am­ple

The di­a­gram rep­re­sents the G chord in the photo. The ‘O’ sym­bol is an open string, and a cir­cled num­ber is a fret­ting fin­ger. In­ter­vals are shown be­low.

Scale ex­am­ple

The di­a­gram shows the fret-hand fin­ger­ing for the A ma­jor scale (root notes in black). The photo shows part of the scale be­ing played on the fourth string with first, third and fourth fingers.

nut & fret­board

The fret­box di­a­gram above rep­re­sents the fret­board ex­actly, as seen in the ac­com­pa­ny­ing photo. This is for ease of vi­su­al­is­ing a fret­board scale or chord quickly.

Chord ex­am­ple (with capo)

The blue line rep­re­sents a capo – for this A chord, place it at fret 2. Ca­pos change the fret num­ber or­der­ing – here, the orig­i­nal fret 5 now be­comes fret 3, fret 7 now fret 5, etc.

Tap­ping & har­mon­ics

The left box shows an A mi­nor pen­ta­tonic scale with added tapped notes sig­ni­fied by ‘ T’s. Above shows a Cmaj9 (no 3rd) with har­mon­ics at the 12th fret.

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