Reply To: Tabs

Todd Borger

Craig and Austin,

I hope it is okay for me to put in my two-cents worth here. If I am understanding Austin’s question properly, I had a similar question earlier on. Austin, the tab system is not different than others, as far as I can tell. On the C Major scale tab sheet you mentioned, the tab is exactly what Rob is playing on the video. He begins the scale on the low string 5th fret as you saw. He works up two octaves ending on the high string 10th fret. He then turns around and comes back down. The confusion, if I’m understanding you right, is in the shift from the 4-5-6-7 fret position up to the 9-10 fret position and then back again. There is to me an awkward jump from the G to the A as you move from the 5th fret to the 10th fret (and then back again on the way back down the scale).

I toyed with changing the high A to the high string 7th fret instead of the second string 10th, but decided it was better to do what Rob was doing. (He’s been doing it a few more years than me, and he is the teacher!)

Anyway, I don’t know if this helps or not, and I may be missing the problem entirely.



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