TAB Question - Red Haired Boy, Guitar


#1

It probably sounds quite basic, but there are some symbols on measure 27,28,29 of the Red Haired Boy guitar tab (1/2, -1/2, 2/1) that I’m not sure exactly what to do with. The video is one of the earlier videos Ben did, and does not include a step-by-step of the TAB as he explains the song.

Perhaps there is a video on the site that explains these symbols, but I thought I would simply post the question before I go digging. Thanks in advance for any help…

Michael


#2

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In measure 28, the 1/2 indicates the note should be bent up 1/2 step (1 fret) so that the note fretted at 5 sounds like it’s fretted at 6. The -1/2 indicates the string is to be released back to it’s original position.

In measure 29, the 2/1 is a slide from the 2nd fret to the first fret with one finger. It looks like a fraction because of limited space to display it. If you notice in measure 27 the 3-5 slide doesn’t have the angled line because it occurs over a quarter note and doesn’t have to be crammed into an eighth note’s time.

That’s a fun break. Good luck with it.


#3

Thanks Larry for clearing that up. I really appreciate it.
Your profile says your in Lake City, FL. Small world, I’m just over in Tallahassee.


#4

Glad that helped. We don’t get too much string bending in flatpicking tabs, I guess.

Tallahassee? I think you’re the closest Banjo Ben member to me, but I’ve never been over that way to check out the jam scene. I usually jam in Live Oak, so if you’re ever over this way, look me up.