All about the classical guitar

Site Menu
Holding a guitar
The guitar strings
The nails
Basic chords
Sheet music
Useful sites


Click to show in French





Texte alternatif

Basic chords







Tabs are parial representation of the guitar neck with the position of the notes on the fretboard.Four or five boxes are represented, and

- Boxes and indicated on the tablature with a double slash and with a number next to them indicating their positions.

- The notes are represented by a dot,

- Strings played directly (empty strings) have an empty white point at their head,

- Non-played strings are designated by a cross.

The fingers to put in each box to play a chord are not always indicated. When they are indicated,the index is represented by a figure placed on the note or notes, the major with a 2, ring 3 and little finger with a 4.

The big black line symbolises the index pressing on all strings in a fret. This isn't easy but if you practice it, you'll improve a lot.

In general, notes are written American style : Do=C; Re=D; Mi=E; Fa=F; Sol=G; La=A; Si=B.

The C,D,A,B(major,minor,seventh) do not require the low E.

To check if it sounds good, play the notes one by one.If there is a problem,see if one of your finger touches a string it shouldn't.


Back to index

Continue to the basic chords





About Me | Contact
Freelance Web Designer