Guitar Tabs and Chords
By Dan Cross, About.com Guide
Learning to Use Guitar Tab
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 Absolute Beginners
The following links should provide help to beginner guitarists who want to dive quickly in to learning songs.
- The First Ten Songs You Should Learn on Guitar
- Easy Alt Rock Songs on Guitar
- Tabs for Learning to Fingerpick
Guitar Tabs for Family Singalongs
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.
Guitar Tabs for Electric Guitarists
Here are some tabs explicitly for electric guitarists, focusing on song with killer riffs and great guitar solos.
- Top 100 Guitar Solos of All Time
- The First Songs to Learn on Electric Guitar
- Top Tabs for Learning the Blues
- Top Heavy Metal Tabs for Beginners
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.