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FIG.1. Blank TAB lines.  The strings are always indicated at the left.


-Following is an example of each Symbol as it is written and what it means. -These  common techniques are used as the building blocks for Lead Guitar playing. -Click on the symbol to view a video example (will open in a new window).


Symbol = Technique


h = hammer on


p = pull off


b = bend string up


r = release bend


/ = slide up


\ = slide down


v = vibrato (sometimes written as ~)


t = right hand tap


s = legato slide


S = shift slide


* = natural harmonic


[n] = artificial harmonic


n(n) = tapped harmonic


tr = trill


T = tap


TP = tremolo picking


PM = palm muting (also written as_ and .)


\n/ = tremolo arm dip; n = amount to dip


\n = tremolo arm down


n/ = tremolo arm up


/n\ = tremolo arm inverted dip


= = hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls


x = on rhythm slash represents muted slash


o = on rhythm slash represents single note slash


·/. = pick slide


^ = Downpicking


v = Uppicking


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