Bass Guitar Tabs (Tablature)
Although reading music used to be one of the first things taught when you took Bass lessons, it has now taken a back seat to reading Tablature (Tabs). Tablature has become the new standard for reading music. Why? Mainly because of how easy it is to learn! Once you understand some simple Bass Guitar Tabs, Basics and Pointers, you are quickly on your way to learning thousands of songs, riffs, walks, and runs!
Please keep in mind that reading music would still be very beneficial for any aspiring bass player – since the bass is mainly about playing notes – the more ways to read notes would be very helpful to your development. If you are serious about playing the bass guitar – you need to take the time to learn to read tablature – start now, learn these bass tablature basics especially if you are a beginner or intermediate, and in no time, you will be reading tab like a pro.
We have prepared a very helpful handout for bass players that want to learn to read tablature – Feel free to download and print out!
Here are a couple of examples of how tablature can look in publications (sheet music, song books, lessons, etc).
* Disclaimor – The examples above are for demonstration only, not for learning purposes, are not for sale, and should not be considered a lesson of any type.
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