A 101 On Tablature

Tablature is a means to aid in learning to play a song by laying out the neck of a guitar with lines representing strings and jotting numbers down all across it to show which fret should be hit on which string at what time. That’s the simple explanation. Tablature, or tabs, can be kept as simple as that or with the aid of symbols can sometimes become a viable alternative to sheet music.

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Special Holiday Price For Complete Set Of Guitar Books Written By Staff Writer Scott Collins

When he isn’t interviewing players or manufacturers (or writing about other people’s books), Guitar-Muse staff writer Scott Collins has been generating a series of books based on his unique fretboard visualization technique. In preparation for an official release date in January of the printed editions, Scott is selling a bundle of 3 books through his website for a limited time at the reduced rate.

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For Your Musical Book Shelf: 7 Books For Learning and Self Discovery

Previously, I talked about 13 “jazz” books that every guitarist should own, but since many guitarists focus extraordinary effort in developing the technical elements of playing and performing, I want to focus this post on a smaller number of books that address the deeper issues involved in music making in general, learning and self discovery.

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