Familiar with the tab staff. The staff tab is made up of 6 lines, which correspond to the six strings on the guitar. The bottom line represents the lower string, and thus the personnel line is E, A, D, G, B and E.
Note the frets on your guitar (these are marked distances at the top of the neck). Look at your tab and you will see numbers written on the lines in the tab staff. These tell you to push down a certain string at a certain fretboard. For example, a ‘6’ on the third line from the bottom tells you to press the D-string on the 6th line, while ‘0’ means that nothing is pressed but you still have to hit the string.
3. Position your guitar so that it lies on your knee and the neck angles only slightly upwards.
4. Place your fingers on the strings and frets according to the first tab word in the music.
Drum your guitar, keep your finger position. Go on to the next chord and drum again, work your way through the whole music.
Tips and Warnings
Guitars are extremely versatile instruments. They are used in everything from folk music to heavy metal. For this reason, many music publishers release guitar music (also known as guitar tablature) of compositions, especially of contemporary works that are popular. If you want to play the guitar and use this music, you need to know the basics of reading the table.