HOW TO READ TABS
Ang tab or TABLITURE, ay isang paraan para makapag basa tayo ng lead, or plucking, strumming or any guitar play/technique na naka illustrate...
una, dapat malaman muna natin ang placement ng strings sa tab..
look at it as yung fretboard ng gitara na pinahiga mo at nakaharap sa 'yo yung neck... so ang pagtingin dyan sa tab ay yung neck mismo na pinahiga mo lang! (guitar facing upward)
So ang pagbabasa ng tab ay nagsisimula from left, to right.. that's the rule... Question: Hindi ko po ma gets yung numbers, pano yan?
The numbers corresponds to the fretboards.. ano yung frets? yung frets ay yung bilang or box ng gitara, 1st fret or 1 ay yung pinakauna o pinakatuktok syempre, sunod yung 2, etc (self explainatory)
So sa pagbabasa:
the rule is you must read it from LEFT to RIGHT kaya kung ano yung number na nauna from LEFT ay yung ang unang ipipick/pluck...
so sa tab sa taas, 0 nauna.. 0 means open string, wala kang lalapatan sa mga string.. next is yung 2 which means 2nd fret ng fourth string, next is 2 parin, 2nd fret ng 3rd string, next ay 1, means first fret ng 2nd string, and last ay 0 means open string..
so yan, laging tandaan na dapat mauna patunugin yung sa LEFT papunta sa RIGHT, na mga numbers..Question: Pano po kapag nasa isang linya ang mga number?
Kapag nasa isang linya ay isastrum mo or pagsabayin patunugin simple as that
this was an Emajor chord if you can distiguish it..
now sa symbols naman.. meron yang mga symbols na matatagpuan sa tabi ng mga numbers kadalasan..
(these are the most commonly used)
h = hammer on
b = bend
p = pull off
/ = slide upward (forward direction)
= slide downward (back direction)
so in the next example let's say
first ay nasa 4th string 2nd fret tayo.. mapapansin natin yung 2h3.. first ay ipipick natin yung 2nd fret, then hammer yung 3rd fret. so dito ipipick yung 2nd fret then (habang tumutunog pa) ihahammer nung isang finger mo yung 3rd fret, so in short, makakapag produce ka ng dalawang sound
ganun ang hammer on
so next is 3rd fret ng 3rd string, habang nipick yung 3rd fret, you slide up to the 5th fret! simply sliding,
then next 3rd string pa din with 5p3.. pull off is the opposite sound of hammer on, so ang placement ng finger may nakalagay na sa 3rd and 5th fret, so uunahin mo yung 5th fret, then bibitawan mo yung finger mo sa 5th frte, PERO patatamaan mo muna sya ng fretting finger mo at yung maiiwang sound ay yung nasa 3rd fret!!
so ayan, siguro after reading this ay may knowledge na po kayo on how to read tabs... My advice that i can give sa mga beginner musikeros ay mag start sa pinaka easy, easy songs na may simple tabs.. at dahan dahang praktisin hanggang sa ma sanay na...
You don't need to master a billion scales but at least master and learn how to how use them properly at least your basic scales and their modes, hell, all of our Guitar Heroes did right? Nagsimula lang sila kahit self learn lang ng kanilang mga music theory and eventually they got their musical degree afterwards. Bakit? dahil malaking tulong at maraming benefits.......
THe thing is Music is not all about solos, jamming, improvisations or on the spot tulad ng sinasabi nyo.......it is not just our ears, emotions, passion, and techniques.............mahalaga din ang music theory.
Just learning our basic major and minor scales under music theory, matutunan natin lahat ng mga eto and be able to use them in every production of music not just in improvisations;
a.) We can learn how chords are built and make your own na wala sa conventional chord charts,
b.) the common chord progressions,
c.) familiarize the fretboard,
d.) how to connect scales with different roots,
e.) be able to determine what scale was used in a song and solo over it,
f.) note intervals within a scale so that you can create beautiful harmonies,
g.) using blue notes outside the parent scale,
h.) complex chords to add new colors to your compositions,
i.) chord inversions and chord voicings,
j.) you will know how to use different scales and their modes in your composition even exotic scales dahil naderive lang naman lahat ng mga yan sa major and minor scales,
k.) using arpeggios from basic chords or even complex chords melodically,
l.) malalaman mo kung anung mga tamang chords sa isang given scale so that you can derive your own chord progressions,
m.) modal arpeggios,
n.) use polymodality or polytonality in your compositions or solos,
o.) You can even learn a song much faster using music theory rather than note by note by ear. Hindi naman lahat tayo ay may gifted ears........
Actually marami pang iba kang matutunan by studying and mastering scales hindi ko na lang kinompleto. Pwede mong magamit hindi lang sa pagiimprovise kundi pag nagcocompose ka for example... Learning a scale is not all about soloing and improvisations marami pa silang gamit melodically and harmonically….it will also help you to discover every elements of music as you progress....and learning music theory makes you grow musically and urge you to explore more.......music theory were not rules made to be followed strictly and you can even experiment outside your music theory as long as it sounds good........and masasabi natin, wow pwede pala yun and it sounds so good!!!!!!!
We are covering music theory lessons here and explain to them the best that we can how to use them para ma apply din nila sa kanilang mga guitar ventures..........basic Scales explained here were also used to explain how basic tri-note chords and even up to the hepta chords are built, how to use the scale in a solo after mafigure out yung scale na nga yun ang ginamit sa song na yun for example, how to derive their modes and used them as a separate scale or just a change of feel (tonal center) within the parent scale, and also modes and chords in a scale are the same. These are just examples na nacover na dito, basta every intricacies are explained not just to memorize them or listing millions of scales mindlessly without even explaining........
Well sa question na do you need a bunch of scales to become a guitar virtuoso? Hindi, because being a guitar virtuoso involves only our technical ability in playing the guitar. How flawless and perfected our techniques are that separate you from others. You don’t need to be a virtuoso to be a musician and every guitar player cannot be called a musician. Every musician, virtuoso ka man o hindi, should be professionals. Every musician should have their ears, techniques, emotions, passion, and application of music theory put to work in their respective instrument, for what, to express themselves and please their listeners.
>Master your music theories, basic scales and modes, chord constructions, learn how to use them, wala ring masama by breaking the rules at experimentation para maiba naman, explore some exotic scales too……para makawala naman tayo sa western music……..hindi stagnant ang learning…….walang katapusan eto……
>Master your techniques (bending, alternate picking, legato runs, vibrato, pauses, stops, sweep picking, tapping, your right and left hand synchronization, dynamics, etc.) - explore other wild techniques…….para continuously ma challenge ka…….wag mong limitahan ang sarili mo……
>Let your feelings, emotions and soul takeover using your techniques…….wag lang lagi mindless shred…..actually pwede ka namang mag shred with feelings………..you just need to figure it out kung pano……..
>Use your ear for note choices, phrasing, timing……..
>Your passion…….that will always fuels you to be inspired and motivated…
But then, you cannot all do that without the ear wisdom that a lot of experience teaches us……that’s the complete package………..so keep rocking!!!!!
Mobile Applications: (Click the Smileys)GuitarTool.jar Guitar Chords Dictionary for v3/v5 by Vanstot28 Finger Guitar Trainer (PC APP)
Standard Guitar Tuning.mp3
These are placed in order of leve of difficulty:Fretboard Note Chart (Familiarization)Importance of Learning Music TheoryHow to Effectively Memorize Scale Patterns (Major & Minor Scale)
Anatomy of Chords
4 Note Chords
Intervals5 Note Chords
Chord ProgressionsChromatic Finger Exercises5 Positions of Minor Pentatonic (Key of A) 5 Positions of Major Pentatonic (Key of G) Guitar Scales and Their GenreGuitar Scale Illustrations+PDF Relative Major & Relative MinorModes of the Melodic Minor ScaleArpeggio - The BasicsArpeggiosAdvanced Guitar Scale - Horizontal Playing
Arpeggio ShapesExotic Scales
Modal FormulasHow to use Modes on a Chord ProgressionInstructional Vid by Instructor Jhoe24-Octave Scale Pattern on G
(Continuation of links below on my next posts.)