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fisher00
06-07-2015, 12:46 AM
Hi. I'm trying to learn 'Here Comes the Sun' and the tab I have shows, in places, chords/notes either side of the bar line joined together by a curved line for each note. I'm trying to decipher what that curved line means - is it just to show that the second chord/notes needs to be played quickly after the first?

Also - the first of these chords has an arrow indicating direction of strum. The second chord on the other side of the bar line has no arrow. Should the second one be a copy of the first, or an opposite direction strum?

I hope that makes sense!

cheers

Mivo
06-07-2015, 01:01 AM
There are two types of those curved lines. If the line connects two notes of the same pitch, it's a tie (http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/14). They are played as a single note (length of the tied notes combined). If the notes are of a different pitch, the line is called a slur (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slur_(music)), indicating that the notes should be played seamlessly.

fisher00
06-07-2015, 01:21 AM
There are two types of those curved lines. If the line connects two notes of the same pitch, it's a tie (http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/14). They are played as a single note (length of the tied notes combined).

Ahhh right - so a single strum and let ring? cheers!

Mivo
06-07-2015, 01:36 AM
Yep, it carries over into the next bar. :) Here's a bit more information on markers that you may encounter in tabs (for guitar, but it should be all applicable to ukulele tabs also): http://www.songsterr.com/a/wa/howToReadTab