Discuss the Guitar lesson: How to Read Guitar Tab


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/how-to-read-guitar-tab-guitar-beginner

There are two basic parts of reading tabs: 1) The notes themselves, 2) The timing of each note! Let’s learn to do both.


#2

In this lesson of tab is the rest associated with dotted note in notation


#3

If I’m following your question correctly, the rest in tab is the same as a rest in standard notation. I’m no music reading guru (play practically everything by ear) but I believe a dotted note in standard notation means to stretch that note out by 1/2 of the duration of the note itself. So, a 1/4 dotted note would be played 1/4 + 1/8.

To my knowledge, rests are the same in standard notation and tab.


#4

Hi Jeremy

If you haven’t studied Mr G’s Theory Course yet I would encourage you to do so asap. In part 5 of the course Mr G goes into some detail on tied notes and dotted notes.

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/undefined


#5

Thank you for the help Archie, found those lessons and answered my questions.


#6

Thanks Mark!


#7

Your very welcome Jeremy. Glad to be of asistance


#8

Y’all are awesome, thanks!


#9

How long should I stay on one lesson before moving on. I am doing ok with this but have been sticking with it for about 10 days to try and get my rhythm correct. Should I stay with it until I am very consistent or should I move on and the rythem will come to me in future lessons.


#10

I wouldn’t spend so much time on the beginning lessons that you lose interest. Just get the basics committed to memory and then move on to something more fun / challenging.

I like to say quality over quantity, but even I get tired of playing the same old stuff after a while. If you feel yourself losing interest, mix it up. It won’t hurt a thing.


#11

What @Mark_Rocka said!