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Reading The Guitar Tabulatute (Tabs) : Vibrato and String Muting

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Vibrato in Tabs:
D|-6~~~ --------------

Here, the string is rapidly bent up and down several times to a very short extent producing an oscillating sound. It can be noted with one or a few "~" - tilde symbol (found just below the "Esc" key) placed side by side or by placing a "v" beside the number. It means, do a vibrato on that note - here, 4(6) and 6(1).

String Muting in Tabs:

Means, play that note and stop it instantaneously. Here, it means, play and mute the 5th fret of the B string.

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it was useful....

Arindam Sarkarsaid...

Welcome :-)

Sourish Dassaid...

What does (10)(11)(9) this type of notation mean?

Arindam Sarkarsaid...

Same thing. The numbers in brackets are the fret numbers. Brackets are used to avoid ambiguities between, say a --11--- (one one) and and --(11)-- (eleven).

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