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Da Tickler
Ultimate Tab Lesson

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T|  Ultimate Tab Lesson (Ver. 1.4)
A|  ___________________________________________________________________________
B|  
N|  Below is what a proper 'basic' tab should look like. This is
A|  the opening 3 measures of my post ('Da Tickler') of the
B|  complete "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.
B|  
E|  RH 5|G---G---G---G---|F---F---F---F---|e---e---e---e---|
R|  RH 5|e---e---e---e---|D---D---D---D---|C---C---C---C---|
.|  RH 4|--b---b---b---b-|--b---b---b---b-|--G---G---G---G-|
C|  LH 3|----------------|----------C-D-C-|----------D-e---|
O|  LH 2|e---------F-G-b-|----------------|--------------a-|
M|  
-|  The previous tab example is what a proper 'basic' tab should look
T|  like. A complete tab should include the timing, lyrics & chords as
A|  shown below in an excerpt from my posting of Kiki Dee's hit 'I've
B|  Got The Music In Me' (Written by Tobias Boshell). The 'GREATER THAN'
N|  symbol is used to indicate a particular note's length of sustain.
A|  
B|  4/4
B|         I've got the…    I've got the…    I've got the…
E|     G                C                Bb          A
R|  
.|  R5|----------------|----------------|--------d>c>----|
C|  R4|----gg>gg>fg>>g>|----gg>gg>fg>>g>|----gg>g----A>g>|
O|  R4|----------------|e>>>------------|f>>>------------|
M|  R4|d>>>------------|c>>>------------|d>>>------------|
-|  R3|b>>>------------|----------------|----------------|
T|  L3|g>>>g>>>g>g>g>g>|c>>>c>>>c>c>c>c>|A>>>A>>>A>A>a>a>|
A|  L2|g>>>g>>>g>g>g>g>|c>>>c>>>c>c>c>c>|A>>>A>>>A>A>a>a>|
B|  
N|  NOTES:
A|  ___________________________________________________________________________
B|  
B|  Referring to the left-hand side of both tabs, above, for notes 1 & 2 -
E|  
R|  1. 'RH' = Right Hand & 'LH' = Left Hand (Some prefer simply 'R' or
.|     'L' right/left hand designation which is actually more economic,
C|     but just make sure you use one or the other for clarity.
O|  
M|  2. '5' = 5th octave, '4' = 4th octave, '3', '2', etc., where octaves
-|     are referenced to 88-key piano/keyboard from 'C' to 'C' where
T|     MIDDLE 'C', or 'c4', is the beginning of the 4th octave. 
A|  
B|  Remaining notes refer to both aforementioned tabs in general -
N|  
A|  3. lower case letters = natural notes (a,b,c,d,e,f,g) & UPPER CASE
B|     LETTERS = sharps (C,D,F,G,A). Since only sharps are used in
B|     keyboard/piano tablature, Eb is represented by a D#, or 'D', Ab
E|     is represented by a G#, or 'G', etc. There is no B# ('B'), nor E#
R|     ('E'), since there are no sharps between B & C, nor between E & F.
.|  
C|  *** Below is a complete listing of all piano tablature notes for the entire
O|      88-key piano keyboard. The piano tablature notation is shown with the
M|      corresponding classical sheet music notation directly below each note.
-|  
T|  PIANO TAB LEGEND:  Above the lines - Upper note names are BLACK keys
A|  -----------------  (Sharps); Lower note names are WHITE keys (Naturals). 
B|  
N|                     Within the lines - Actual Piano Tab Notes
A|                     (UPPER case = Sharps & lower case = Naturals).
B|  
B|  The 1st line starts at the lower end (left-hand side) of the keyboard.
E|  The following lines go up the keyboard towards the right-hand side.
R|  
.|  PIANO TAB (a0-b1) -
C|  
O|      A#0      C#1   D#1      F#1   G#1   A#1
M|    A0    B0 C1    D1    E1 F1    G1    A1    B1
-|  2|---------------------------------------------|
T|  1|---------c--C--d--D--e--f--F--g--G--a--A--b--|
A|  0|a--A--b--------------------------------------|
B|  
N|  CLASSICAL SHEET NOTATION - BASS CLEF (A0-B1)
A|  
B|   |---------------------------------------------|
B|   |---------------------------------------------|
E|   |---------------------------------------------|
R|   |---------------------------------------------|
.|   |---------------------------------------------|
C|    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    -----
O|    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    -----
M|                                              o
-|    ------------------------------------o--o#----
T|                                  o  o#
A|    ------------------------o--o#--
B|                         o
N|    ---------------o--o#--  
A|             o  o#
B|    ------o---
B|    o  o#
E|  
R|  
.|  PIANO TAB (c2-b3) -
C|  
O|      C#2   D#2      F#2   G#2   A#2      C#3   D#3      F#3   G#3   A#3
M|    C2    D2    E2 F2    G2    A2    B2 C3    D3    E3 F3    G3    A3    B3
-|  4|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
T|  3|------------------------------------c--C--d--D--e--f--F--g--G--a--A--b--|
A|  2|c--C--d--D--e--f--F--g--G--a--A--b--------------------------------------|
B|  1|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
N|  
A|  CLASSICAL SHEET NOTATION - BASS CLEF (C2-B3)
B|                                                                         o
B|   |---------------------------------------------------------------o--o#----|
E|   |                                                         o  o# 
R|   |---------------------------------------------------o--o#----------------|
.|   |                                                o
C|   |------------------------------------------o--o#-------------------------|
O|   |                                    o  o#
M|   |---------------------------------o--------------------------------------|
-|   |                           o  o#
T|   |---------------------o--o#----------------------------------------------|
A|                   o  o#
B|   -------------o---
N|          o  o#
A|   -o--o#--
B|  
B|  
E|  PIANO TAB (c4-b5) -
R|  
.|      C#4   D#4      F#4   G#4   A#4      C#5   D#5      F#5   G#5   A#5
C|    C4    D4    E4 F4    G4    A4    B4 C5    D5    E5 F5    G5    A5    B5
O|  6|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
M|  5|------------------------------------c--C--d--D--e--f--F--g--G--a--A--b--|
-|  4|c--C--d--D--e--f--F--g--G--a--A--b--------------------------------------|
T|  3|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|  
B|  CLASSICAL SHEET NOTATION - TREBLE CLEF (C4-B5)
N|                                                                         o
A|                                                                ---o--o#--
B|                                                             o  o#
B|   |---------------------------------------------------o--o#----------------|
E|   |                                                o
R|   |------------------------------------------o--o#-------------------------|
.|   |                                    o  o#
C|   |---------------------------------o--------------------------------------|
O|   |                           o  o#
M|   |---------------------o--o#----------------------------------------------|
-|   |               o  o#
T|   |------------o-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|          o  o#
B|   -o--o#--
N|  
A|  
B|  PIANO TAB (c6-c8) -
B|  
E|      C#6   D#6      F#6   G#6   A#6      C#7   D#7      F#7   G#7  A#7
R|    C6    D6    E6 F6    G6    A6    B6 C7    D7    E7 F7    G7    A7  B7 C8
.|  8|----------------------------------------------------------------------c-|
C|  7|------------------------------------c--C--d--D--e--f--F--g--G--a-A-b----|
O|  6|c--C--d--D--e--f--F--g--G--a--A--b--------------------------------------|
M|  5|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-|  
T|  CLASSICAL SHEET NOTATION - TREBLE CLEF (C6-C8)                      ----o--
A|                                                                       o
B|                                                                ---o-o#--
N|                                                             o  o#
A|                                                    ---o--o#--    ----    ---
B|                                                    o
B|                                           ---o--o#--     ----    ----    ---
E|                                        o  o#
R|                                  ---o---         ----    ----    ----    ---
.|                               o  o#
C|                      ---o--o#--  ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ---
O|                   o  o#
M|             ---o---      ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ---
-|          o  o#
T|   -o--o#--       ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ---
A|   ---    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ----    ---
B|   |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
N|   |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|   |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|   |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|   |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|  
R|  
.|  4. TIMING - Typical musical time signatures are as follows:
C|  
O|     4/4 (Common Time) - 4 Quarter Notes (1/4) per measure;
M|     3/4 - 3 Quarter Notes (1/4) per measure;
-|     2/4 - 2 Quarter Notes (1/4) per measure;
T|     7/4 - 7 Quarter Notes (1/4) per measure (Pink Floyd's 'Money');
A|     6/8 - 6 Eighth Notes (1/8) per measure;
B|     12/8 - 12 Eighth Notes (1/8) per measure.
N|  
A|     Each line of the 'staff' for these two tab excerpts is made up of 3
B|     measures of 16 increments (inc's.) each (1/16 notes) for proper timing
B|     since 1/16 notes are the smallest notes in these songs, and both their
E|     time signatures are 4/4. If there are 1/32 notes to be played, you would
R|     use 32 increments per measure. So, to make a long story short, what
.|     determines how many increments per measure are the shortest note in the
C|     song (1/32 = 32 inc's., 1/16 = 16 inc's., 1/8 = 8 inc's., etc.), and the
O|     time signature. For example, note in the tabs above (both in 4/4 TIME)
M|     how there are 16 inc./meas., so 1/8 notes take up 2 increments (2/16 =
-|     1/8), 1/4 notes take up 4 inc's. (4/16 = 1/4), etc. Typically, if 1/16
T|     notes are the shortest notes in the entire song, 4/4 TIME requires a
A|     minimum of 16 inc's./meas., 2/4 TIME requires 8 inc's./meas., 3/4 TIME
B|     requires 12 inc's./meas., 6/8 TIME requires 12 inc's./meas., & 7/4 TIME
N|     requires 28 inc's./meas., etc., etc.
A|  
B|     To mathematically determine the minimum # of increments
B|     required per measure for a given time signature:
E|  
R|     # inc's./meas. = Time Signature / Shortest Note in entire song.
.|  
C|     Ex. #4a: 3/4 Time with 1/8 note shortest note in entire song.
O|  
M|              (3/4) / (1/8) = 6 inc's./meas.
-|  
T|     Ex. #4b: 2/4 Time with 1/16 note shortest note in entire song.
A|  
B|              (2/4) / (1/16) = 8 inc's./meas.
N|  
A|     Ex. #4c: 12/8 Time with 1/32 note shortest note in entire song.
B|  
B|              (12/8) / (1/32) = 48 inc's./meas.
E|  
R|     Now, to mathematically determine the # of increments required
.|     per note for a given # of inc's./meas. & time signature:
C|  
O|     # inc's./note = [(# inc's./meas) * Note Length] / (Time Signature).
M|  
-|     Ex. #4d: 1/4 Note with 12 inc's./meas. in 3/4 Time Signature.
T|  
A|              [(12) * (1/4)] / (3/4) = 4 inc's./(1/4 note).
B|  
N|     Ex. #4e: 1/2 Note with 24 inc's./meas. in 6/8 Time Signature.
A|  
B|              [(24) * (1/2)] / (6/8) = 16 inc's./(1/2 note).
B|  
E|     Ex. #4f: 3/8 Note with 16 inc's./meas. in 4/4 Time Signature.
R|  
.|              [(16) * (3/8)] / (4/4) = 6 inc's./(3/8 note).
C|  
O|     Further examples showing required # of sustain ('>') symbols:
M|  
-|     Ex. #4g: 3/4 TIME - 4 Measures with 12 inc's./meas.
T|                         (1/16 note = shortest note)
A|  
B|        1 & 2 & 3 &  1 & 2 & 3 &  1 & 2 & 3 &  1 & 2 & 3 &
N|     R4|------------|------------|------------|------------|
A|  
B|     For this configuration typical note lengths are
B|     notated as follows (using Middle 'c' as the note):
E|  
R|     1/16  -|c-----------|-   1 inc. - 1 note & 0 '>'
.|     1/8   -|c>----------|-   2 inc. - 1 note & 1 '>'
C|     3/16  -|c>>---------|-   3 inc. - 1 note & 2 '>'
O|     1/4   -|c>>>--------|-   4 inc. - 1 note & 3 '>'
M|     3/8   -|c>>>>>------|-   6 inc. - 1 note & 5 '>'
-|     1/2   -|c>>>>>>>----|-   8 inc. - 1 note & 7 '>'
T|     3/4   -|c>>>>>>>>>>>|-   12 inc. - 1 note & 11 '>'
A|  
B|     Ex. #4h: 3/4 TIME - 4 Measures with 6 inc's./meas.
N|                         (1/8 note shortest note)
A|  
B|        1&2&3& 1&2&3& 1&2&3& 1&2&3&
B|     R4|------|------|------|------|
E|   
R|     1/8   -|c>----|-   1 inc. - 1 note & 0 '>'
.|     1/4   -|c>>---|-   2 inc. - 1 note & 1 '>'
C|     1/2   -|c>>>--|-   4 inc. - 1 note & 3 '>'
O|     3/4   -|c>>>>>|-   6 inc. - 1 note & 5 '>'
M|  
-|     Ex. #4i: 4/4 TIME - 4 Measures with 16 inc's./meas.
T|                         (1/16 note shortest note)
A|  
B|        1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
N|     R4|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|  
B|     1/16  -|c---------------|-   1 inc. - 1 note & 0 '>'
B|     1/8   -|c>--------------|-   2 inc. - 1 note & 1 '>'
E|     3/16  -|c>>-------------|-   3 inc. - 1 note & 2 '>'
R|     1/4   -|c>>>------------|-   4 inc. - 1 note & 3 '>'
.|     3/8   -|c>>>>>----------|-   6 inc. - 1 note & 5 '>'
C|     1/2   -|c>>>>>>>--------|-   8 inc. - 1 note & 7 '>'
O|     3/4   -|c>>>>>>>>>>>----|-   12 inc. - 1 note & 11 '>'
M|     Whole -|c>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>|-   16 inc. - 1 note & 15 '>'
-|  
T|     Ex. #4j: 6/8 TIME - 2 Measures with 24 inc's./meas.
A|                         (1/32 note shortest note)
B|  
N|        1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 &
A|     R4|------------------------|------------------------|
B|  
B|     1/32  -|c-----------------------|-   1 inc. - 1 note & 0 '>'
E|     1/16  -|c>----------------------|-   2 inc. - 1 note & 1 '>'
R|     3/32  -|c>>---------------------|-   3 inc. - 1 note & 2 '>'
.|     1/8   -|c>>>--------------------|-   4 inc. - 1 note & 3 '>'
C|     1/4   -|c>>>>>------------------|-   6 inc. - 1 note & 5 '>'
O|     1/2   -|c>>>>>>>----------------|-   12 inc. - 1 note & 11 '>'
M|     3/4   -|c>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>|-   24 inc. - 1 note & 23 '>'
-|  
T|  5. Each line is made up of measure separators which are 'pipeds' ('|') on your
A|     computer keyboard. The space consumed by the piped is ignored and is not
B|     part of the count. Blanks, or 'rests' are just 'dashes' ('-'). Tabs can be
N|     easily done in 'Notepad' (or any other word processor) as a simple text
A|     file, and then copied into the submission window on 'TabNabber'.
B|  
B|  6. For a standard 8-1/2"W x 11"H sheet of paper, it's best to keep your TAB
E|     WIDTHS to NO MORE than '80' characters across the page at any point.
R|     This allows the entire tab to be easily printed within 1/2" left & right
.|     margins using the standard 'Lucida Console' FONT common to all tabs on
C|     TabNabber at a height of '10'. Also, 1/2" top & bottom margins will
O|     allow '70' lines per page to be printed before a page break.
M|  
-|  The 3 biggest things to remember are to check the form, note accuracy, and
T|  timing of the tabs you write to maintain quality promoting easily read &
A|  understood tabs. Use the the MIDI player on 'TabNabber' to play your tabs
B|  back and verify you have the correct timing for each note, or notes.
N|  
A|  
B|  Happy Tabbing, Da Tickler.
B|  
E|  
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-|  
T|                      _____________________________________________
A|                     /_ _  ____       ALESIS QS6.1                /|
B|                    ///// ///// --- -- _______  /777777777777777 / |
N|                   ///// ///// --- -- /______/ /7777777777777/7 /  |
A|                  /   _____________________________________    /  /
B|                 /   / // /// // /// // /// // /// // /// /   /  /
B|                /___//////////////////////////////////////___/  /
E|         _______|   |111111111111111111111111111111111111|   | /_________
R|        /     _ |____________________________________________|/         /|
.|       /     // -          --   /________/(O)  ---  ---    ---   KORG  / |
C|      /     // -  o o o o --   ----------     - -  ----   ---   TR88  /  |
O|     /  -- ________________________________________________________  /   /
M|    / (^) // /// // /// // /// // /// // /// // /// // /// // /// / /   /
-|   /_____/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////_/   /
T|   |     |1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111| |  /
A|   |                                                               | /
B|   |_________________________DA TICKLER ROCKS!_____________________|/
N|                    ( )/\ \ \                 ( )/ / /
A|                       \ \ \ \                / / / /
B|                        \ \ \ \              / / / /
B|                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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(6 years ago)
What idiot gave this a one star!!Outrage!!Madness!

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(6 years ago)
did not read it all but this is nice u rock:)

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