How to read Tablature (TAB)

 

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How to read Tablature (TAB)

TAB is a way of showing you where individual notes and chords are on the Ukulele.

The Lines across the page are the strings of the Ukulele.

The bottom line of the TAB is the string nearest your nose when you hold the Ukulele in the playing position. 

This is the 4th string or G string.

The next line up is the 3rd string or C string.

The next line up is the  2nd string or  E string.

The top line of the TAB is the string nearest the floor when you hold the Ukulele in the playing position. 

This is the 1st string or A string.

0 means pluck the 4th string with no left hand fingers on the strings.

2 means pluck the 4th string with a left hand finger on fret 2.

4 means pluck the 4th string with a left hand finger on fret 4.

0 means pluck the 3rd string with no left hand fingers on the strings. 

2 means pluck the 3rd string with a left hand finger at fret 2.

 

0 means pluck the 2nd string with no left hand fingers on the strings.

 

 

Strum all strings together 

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Fretted Notes

To ‘fret’ a note means to push down the string in the spaces between the lines on the fretboard.The first space nearest the tuning pegs is FRET 1 – FRET 2 is one fret closer to the body of the ukulele.

 

 

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