Learning Guitar: How to Read Guitar Tablature
By Dan Cross, About.com Guide
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Reading Arpeggiated Chords in Tab
The above tablature contains the exact same notes as the first E major chord presented on the previous page, but it will be played differently. In this situation, the notes in the chord will be played one at a time, rather than all together. "How fast should I play these notes?" you may ask. Good question... most guitar tab won't tell you this. But, more on that later.