Coverting guitar TAB to staff notation
- From: Michael Bell <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 13:08:44 +0100
I am in "Band with song" class with a guitarist teacher who has sent
out the tune as TAB to all his pupils. But I play English concertina
and I sent him this message
Do I take it that lines of guitar tab are the lines of staff notation?
So then, Line 1 = F, Line 2 = B...etc?
So then "2" on Line 1 = G ?
Then it will be easy enough to convert tab to note names, and staff
And to my astonishment, he replied ;-
The lines on guitar TAB have nothing to do with notes or
pitches as such. This notation only works for the guitar
The six lines represent the six strings of the guitar with
the lowest at the bottom.
The numbers represent the fret at which a string is held
down for playing with 0 being an open string.
Even this will not to the non guitarist indicate which note
is played. That would depend on how the guitar is tuned.
Is he being difficult, or maybe, just maybe, is he so steeped in
guitar culture that doesn't read staff notation and doesn't want to
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