Guitar Tabs for Beginners

Guitar Tabs for Beginners

Guitar is one of the most enchanting instruments to learn. And to hit the plateau, strumming some acoustic guitar tabs for beginners, would be the icing. Some of the beginners find it very difficult to learn the tabs. This article brings some easy guitar tabs for beginners, to help them ease their unhinge.
The rhythm of a guitar itself leaves many of us awestruck. Though many a time, beginners have this question of how to play guitar tabs. Practically they are easy, but need a lot of practice. Nothing that's worthy comes easy in this world! There are some easy guitar lesson tabs which when practiced, can help to learn the instrument faster. Let's scroll through some of these easy acoustic guitar tabs for beginners, and enjoy the experience of these guitar lessons. To become a really good guitar player, it is essential that one knows how to read guitar music sheets.

Easy Acoustic Guitar Tabs for Beginners
Mentioned below are some of the tabs for guitar, that a beginner could practice. Take the guitar and let us first learn the 4 x 4 rhythm. Strum the guitar with a plectrum in downward and upward direction in the form of - four beats in each measure and the quarter note gets one beat. That is, strum the guitar strings (chord) 'Up-Down' 4 times a then just end it coming up after the 4th downward strum. Yes! You got it right. 'Up-Down' is 1 note (that needs to be played 4 times) and 'Up' is the half note (that needs to be played once). Practice this rhythm till you get your hands on it and then practice it, changing the guitar chords.

Song: Yellow by Coldplay
Rhythm: 4 x 4
Tabs Used:
B majorF# majorE majorG majorGm major

Beginners: 10 Tips to Follow
  1. Exercise your fingers
  2. Memorize the positions
  3. Get accustomed to root notes
  4. Practice shuffling several chords
  5. Strengthen each finger
  6. Try playing with eyes closed
  7. Practice your little finger notes
  8. Use all senses
  9. Be persistent and do not give up
  10. Be bold while playing
Intro
B        F#        E

B                                                                   F#
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you
                                         E
And everything you do yeah they were all yellow
B                                                    F#
I came along, I wrote a song for you
                                        E
And all the things that you do. It was called Yellow
B                                           G                                        E
So then I took my turn oh what a thing to have done
B                                E
and it was all yellow

Chorus 1
E                      B                    F#
Your skin oh yeah your skin and bones
E                            B                                F#
Turn into something beautiful
E                     B                                  F#  (E)                (Hold the chord)
And you know you know I love you so
B                                E
You know I love you so

I swam across, I jumped across for you
Oh what a thing to do cause you were all yellow
I drew a line I drew line for you
Oh what a thing to do and it was all yellow

Chorus 2
E                      B                    F#
Your skin oh yeah your skin and bones
E                            B                                F#
Turn into something beautiful
E                    B                      F#                    (E)                (Hold the chord)
And you know for you I'd bleed myself dry
B                                          E
for you I'd bleed myself dry
B                    F#                    E
It true look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you

B                                                                  Gm
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you
                                    E
And everything you do

There you are! That was fantastic, wasn't it? Those were some easy guitar tabs for beginners who dream to be good acoustic rhythm guitarists. Practice them and you'll definitely turn out to be one. Click to own a copy of our printable tabs for beginners.

Electric Guitar Tabs for Beginners
Electric guitars are the easier to play as compared to acoustic guitars. But only because the chords are easy to play, that much force is not required to hold the chords as well as strum the chords. So it would better if you first practice the chords and the strumming on an acoustic guitar. The song Yellow by Coldplay, mentioned below, is considered as one of the best guitar tabs for beginners.

Intro
Play Along with the acoustic or rhythm
Play this over the chords (bending up to 11th and just re-pecking, then bending back down again.)

e----------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------
G--9b11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11b9-9-9-9-- Over B chord
D----------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B--9b11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11b9-9-9-9--
G---------------------------------------- Over F# chord
D----------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------- Over E chord
D--9b11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11b9-9-9-9--
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

Verse 1
B F#
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you
E B
And everything that you do, yeah they were all yellow

I came along, i wrote a song for you
and all the things you do, and it was called yellow
And so i took my turn, oh what a thing to have done, and it was all yellow

Chorus
G#m F# E
Your skin, oh yeah your and bones
G#m F# E
turn in to something beautiful
G#m F# E
you know, you know i love you so
E
you know i love you so

e--16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-14-14-14--
B---------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------

Verse 2
I swam across, i jumped across for you
oh what a thing to do, cos you are all yellow
I drew a line, i drew a line for you
oh what a thing to do, cos it was all yellow

Chorus
Your skin, oh yeh your skin and bones
turn into something beautiful
you know, for you i'd bleed myself dry
for you i'd bleed myself dry

Bridge - play intro chords & lead

It's true, look how they shine for you..

Outro
B A E
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you, and all the things you do....

So that's it about electric guitar tabs for beginners. You can go ahead with these lessons, but do bear in mind that you eventually need to learn about the actual facilities that an electric guitar provides. What's better than playing an electric guitar, and using the gears to get the perfect amplified sound that you want.

Bass Guitar Tabs for Beginners
Bass guitar tabs are basically meant to be plucked with fingers. One should try to pluck with all the four figures and if not possible then first two. One should also try to understand the rhythm of the drum and the tempo of the song, while reading the bass beginner guitar tabs mentioned below. The technique used to play these tabs is that the alphabets mentioned to the left of each string, is the string name, and have to be used. And the number represents the fret number. Try jamm'n with the bass guitar and the bass guitar tabs for beginners, that are mentioned below.

Intro
G|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
D|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
A|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|--------|--------|--------|---------|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-|

G|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
D|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|--------|--------|--------|---------|
A|--------|--------|--------|--------|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|

Verse
G|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
D|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
A|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|--------|--------|--------|---------|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-|

G|--------|--------|--------|---------|
D|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-|
A|--------|--------|--------|---------|
E|--------|--------|--------|---------| x2 (means play this set twice)

....Then play intro once.

Chorus
G|--------|-----11-|--------|---------|
D|--------|6--6----|--------|---------|
A|-7------|--------|-----7--|--9--9-9-|
E|--------|--------|--------|---------| x2

Part after chorus with slight variation.
G|--------|-----11-|--------|---------|---------|
D|--------|6--6----|--------|---------|---------|
A|-7------|--------|-----7--|--9--9-9-|-7-------|
E|--------|--------|--------|---------|---------|

....Then play intro.
....play verse x1
....play intro.
....play chorus x2 and part after chorus.
....play intro.
....play verse x2

....and finish on :-

G|---------|
D|---------|
A|-2-------|
E|---------|

There you go! That's the way to go about it. Now keep practicing till you get perfect. I am sure you would get these bass guitar tabs for beginners in few attempts. These were some of the best guitar tabs for beginners. There are some best acoustic guitars for beginners that you can select among the different types of guitars. Buy the best guitar, so that you do not come across any problems later on. You could also purchase some guitar tab software and practice the notations. There are many musical sites that provide you with free guitar tabs and tutorials, that you can refer to. They may also help you get a broader view on how to play guitar tabs. Learning any instrument is fun and helps you overcome fatigue, thus rejuvenating your power and mood. You can definitely trust me on that!
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