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Guitar Tabs and Chords

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If you're interested in learning songs to play on guitar, you're going to need to get comfortable with guitar tabs. Here are resources for both learning to read guitar tabs, and for finding the most accurate guitar tabs on the web.
  1. Guitar Tabs for Absolute Beginners
  2. Guitar Tabs for Acoustic Guitarists
  3. Guitar Tabs for Electric Guitarists
  4. Learning to Use Guitar Tab
  1. Guitar Tabs for Family Singalongs
  2. Guitar Tabs by Band
  3. Creating Your Own Guitar Tab

Guitar Tabs for Absolute Beginners

The following links should provide help to beginner guitarists who want to dive quickly in to learning songs.

Guitar Tabs for Acoustic Guitarists

For guitarists more interested in strumming than playing lead guitar licks, here are collections of chords to songs.

Guitar Tabs for Electric Guitarists

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Here are some tabs explicitly for electric guitarists, focusing on song with killer riffs and great guitar solos.

Learning to Use Guitar Tab

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Guitar tabs are very informal versions of sheet music, providing a simple way to read/write notes and chords on the guitar. Guitar tabs certainly aren't perfect - they can be confusing to interpret, and are often wildly inaccurate. Learn how to read guitar tab here, and find links to some of the stronger tabs available on the web.

Guitar Tabs for Family Singalongs

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One popular use for tabs is to learn to songs guitarists can use in "singalong" environments. The following resources provide tabs for guitarists looking to learn chords to songs people can sing along to.

Guitar Tabs by Band

The tabs on these band pages are the highest quality tabs available for each song. Explanations have been added to point out when tabs are incomplete or inaccurate.

Creating Your Own Guitar Tab

Attention potential guitar tabbers - the internet needs you! The web is filled with really lousy, incorrect guitar tabs that end up frustrating anyone who tries to use them. By figuring out how to play songs by yourself, then notating them using tab and sharing them online, you can help make other guitar players happy.

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