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Reading Chord Diagrams | First Chords | Reading Tablature | First Tabs | Mixing it up


Hopefully, by now you have a fairly good understanding of chord diagrams and tablature. Now realize that they generally come packaged together. On guitar sites, such as ultimate-guitar you can view any given tab and there is a good chance at the top of it there will be chord diagrams followed by your standard tab. This is because a lot of the songs contain a chord, rhythm part - and a soloing section. So if you haven't figured out by now -

  • Chord Diagrams are generally used to describe a rhythm, or chord progression within a song.
  • Tablature (tab) is generally used to describe a soloing. There are, however, many instances in which the writer of a tab chooses to just include the chords of a song within tab like this:

Final Note[]

By now you have enough information to play almost any song you want (although, not with all the style). If you haven't already, check out some of the tablature websites out there and start lookin up your favorite songs and seeing if you can play them!