E / Am / | G / C / ||
To begin using the guitar tab maker, select Tab Line = 1, enter the chords and/or notes into the Phrase box, then click Make Tab, repeat the process with Tab Line = 2 and so on. Enter the Title and Artist. When you are ready to print out the tab, uncheck the Instructions if you haven't already and click Make Tab again. Chord notation is conventional e.g. A Bm C#7 Db. Root note (A,B,C...) must be uppercase Seperate each item with a space # indicates sharp b indicates flat m indicates minor maj indicates major sus indicates suspended add indicates extensions dim indicates diminished aug indicates augmented Variations of the root chord: m, 6, m6, 69, 7, m7, maj7, 7b5, 7#5, m7b5, 7b9, 9, m9, maj9, add9, 13, sus2, sus4, dim, dim7, aug / indicates repeat of the previous chord | is a standard bar line || is an ending bar line Position is indicated by following the chord with a colon and the position number 1,2,3... e.g. C:1, Cm7:5, Eaug:2, Dsus2:3 Basic entry of notes on a single string is done by setting the string and then following with the notation (separated by spaces). Indicating the string is done with the dollar sign ("$") followed by the string number (1-6, high to low). e.g. $3 is the G string in standard tuning. Alternatively, you can use the string tuning instead of string number, EADGBe low to high in standard tuning. e.g. $G is the 3rd string in standard tuning. $E is the low E string and $e is the high E string. Then you can follow with anything you like - fret position, slides ( / ) hammerons (h), pulloffs (p) etc (use lowercase characters so there is no confusion with chords). Examples: $3 0 1 3 (a simple three note sequence on the G string). $4 5 7 $3 5 7/9 (a sequence of notes starting on the D string, continuing on the G string, finishing with a slide up to E). $D 5 7 $G 5 7/9 (same, but using string notes instead of numbers. To have multiple notes played at the same time on different strings, join all the individual string notation together with periods (".") Examples: $4.5.$3.5h6p5 $4 7 $1 5 (start with two notes on the D and G strings followed by a hammeron and a pulloff, then the high A note. $4.5/7.$3.4/6.$2.3/5 7p5 $2.7.$3.7.$4.7 (three notes across the D,G,B strings with a slide up two frets, a pulloff and a final chord). Tab for whole or partial chords can be easier to write as a full six-string block. A shorthand is available for entering notes across all 6 strings: Below the 10th fret, you can write the fret positions of all six strings using numbers (from low to high string) e.g. 320003 is the open G chord. From the 10th fret up use periods to separate each string e.g. 10.12.12.11.10.10 is the D barre chord at the 10th fret (which can also be written as D:4) to mute strings use an X or x e.g. XX0232 is the open D chord. You can mix chord and tab notation in the same phrase. The result will be a tab line being drawn, with chord charts written above where relevant.