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Chimichanga
08-01-2008, 12:59 AM
http://home.arcor.de/crazydawg/ukulele/no_woman_no_cry.txt

I have no idea how to read this!
Can anyone teach me?

grappler
08-01-2008, 01:29 AM
||----3--2-3-2-0------0-0---0-----7--8-7-5-3------3-2-3-5--|
||-0-----3-----0----0---1------0-----7-----0----0---3-5-7--|
||-0-----2-----0--0-----0-0----0-----7-----0--0------------|
||-0-----0-----2--------2------0-----7-----0---------------|

1st line is the A string
2nd line is the E string
3rd line is the C string
4th line is the G string

so its

A
E
C
G

when there is a 0 that means u hit the string corresponding to the line that is on
for example

A-------
E------
C---0----
G-------

you would hit the c string.

when theres a number on the certain line its telling you to hold down the certain string on a "fret". so the number 3 would generally tell you to hold down the certain string on the 3rd fret.

A-------
E---3---
C-------
G-------

in this case you would hold down the E string on the 3rd fret and pluck

When theres numbers in a line say for example

A---2----
E---3---
C---2---
G---0---

that means you need to hold down the A string 2nd fret. E string 3rd fret. C string 2nd fret. and Leave the G string alone and STRUM

hope that helps..

grappler
08-01-2008, 01:31 AM
oops

considering that you have your ukulele tuned to
GCEA
if your not sure, go to this (http://www.get-tuned.com/ukulele_tuner.php) website and tune your uke to the correct tuning brother

West
08-01-2008, 01:32 AM
Have a look at this excellent tutorial by Woodshed

http://ukulelehunt.com/2008/01/03/ukulele-101-how-to-read-ukulele-tab-part-1/

Chimichanga
08-01-2008, 01:36 AM
thx grappler for the tutorial and thx West for the site :nana:

hotnanas
08-01-2008, 06:14 AM
here's my vid of basically the same tab...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP-WhHGt_u8

i need to put a new video up of it, cuz I play it way better now.

Kanaka916
08-01-2008, 06:23 AM
There's also this tutorial (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=809) authored by davo . . . and is a sticky on the Tabs forum.

Chimichanga
08-01-2008, 08:15 AM
hotnanas: nice vid! I hope I can play as well as you!

kanaka916: thx for the link :worship:

hotnanas
08-01-2008, 10:06 AM
thanks! it's a great beginner to picking song...that's the first song that I learned on the ukulele.