When Reading Tab
/ slide up:
5/7 slide from 5th fret up to the 7th fret, /5 slide into 5th fret from somewhere

\ slide down:
7\5 slide from 7th fret down to the 5th fret

b bend up:
5b(7) is a full-tone, 5b(6) a half tone bend, quarter bends are just noted b

rb release bend:
(9)rb7 means full tone bend before picking, then pick and release, 7th fret

br bend and release, pick, bend quarter tone and release without picking twice:
7br, full tone bend and release: 7b(8)rb7

hb hold bend:
5b(7)hb(7) pick, full-tone bend, hold bend and pick again

pb pre bend (bend up silently, then pick string):
5pb(7) pick after full-tone bend from 5

~ vibrato, not every vibrato is noted, listen to the music:
7~~

h hammer on:
5h7 hammer on from 5th to 7th fret

p pull off:
8p5 pull of from 8th to 5th fret

tr triller, combination of hammer-on and pull-off:
5tr8 is 5h8p5h8p5h8.... (as long as the song needs)

E-----------------------------------
B-----------------------------------
G-----------------------------------
D-----------------------------------
A-----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------
The lines are the strings on your guitar.
In tab a number is placed on a string
to tell you what fret on that string to
place your finger......example below
E------------------------------------
B------------------------------------
G------------------------------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E--2--4--5---------------------------
on the big fat E string press your finger on
the second fret then next press your finger
on the fourth fret and then the fifth fret....
E--0-----------------0------------------
B--0---------------0--------------------
G--0-------------0----------------------
D--2-----------2------------------------
A--2---------2--------------------------
E--0-------0----------------------------
Tab is read from left to right just like reading
a book...If there is a 0 that means open string.
above is a chord of Em...all strings are struck at the
same time, next is a chord Em but each string is
struck one string at a time.
E------------------------------------------
B---1-----1--------------------------------
G------0-----0-----------------------------
D---2-----2--------------------------------
A------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------
above is 2 strings pinched at the same time
followed by a single note.no other strings are played.

 

12 Bar Blues Example Below In Tab

12 bar blues MP3

all 12 bar blues together MP3

Below Slide riff for 12 Bar Blues

Below add a small base line into the 12 bar blues

Chords

Here's a 12 bar Blues example in the key of E:
E7 - E7 - E7 - E7
A7 - A7 - E7 - E7
B7 - A7 - E7 - B7

A Different Way to Play These Chords

Instead of the standard A and B7 chord you can play them like
I-------3---5----I
I-------2---4----I
I-------2---4----I
I-------2---4----I
I-------0---X----I
I-------X---X----I
Chord A7 B7

Below are chords for 12 bar blues

Below Basic turnaround

C# Tuning ....Take the D string and tune a half step down in pitch to C#.......then Barre with index finger across all 6 strings... to these frets....

open, 5th, open, 7th,6th,5th, open, 1st(grand finalle), open...then take a bow!!!...thank you,thank you!!!!

Example C Sharp Tuning

 

 

 

 

Chords, 3 Main Sections....Major, Minor and Sevenths