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Easy Guitar Tabs for Beginners

Easy guitar tabs allow starters to know what guitaring is all about. This article consists of basic guitar tab information which will let you know how to set out with chording.
Those looking out for easy guitar tabs for beginners need to know that guitar playing is all about consistent determination and regular practice. When novice guitarists look at guitar chord books, they get confused looking at the number of chords and notations. But in reality all these chords are only supposed to be played when you practice well and become well-versed in fundamental guitaring. For now, as you are just moving into the world of playing the guitar, you only need to learn a fundamental set of chords which you can fiddle with later and create new chords, notations, scales, and sounds.

What is a Guitar Chord?

A guitar chord is a set of individual notations which when played collectively, sound in a tuned tone. For holding a particular chord, you need to place the fingers of your fretting hand on a specific set of notations on the fretboard, and strum strings with the strumming hand. Every chord relates to different sounds, which is why you need to play different chords in a song.

Easy Tabs for Guitar Beginners

For getting acquainted with guitar tabs, first you need to understand that there is a set of certain chords which correspond with each other. Once you are familiarized with these chord combinations, you can try the same set of chord combinations in a different scale. Let me explain it clearly with an example. The chords G, C and D come in a relative scale, and this combination can be used to play certain songs. After you are familiarized with this combination, you can learn the A, D and E relative chord set and play the same songs in the A scale. Following are the relative chords of the G scale which you can practice with.

G Guitar Chord

e------3----------------------
B-----0----------------------
G-----0----------------------
D-----0----------------------
A-----2----------------------
E-----3----------------------

C Guitar Chord

e-----0----------------------
B----1-----------------------
G----0-----------------------
D----2-----------------------
A----3-----------------------
E----X-----------------------

D Guitar Chord

e-----2----------------------
B----3-----------------------
G----2----------------------
D----0----------------------
A----X----------------------
E----X----------------------

Strings Explained
e, A, D, G, B, and E are the six strings found in most conventional lead and rhythm guitars. The following is a brief explanation of the six strings. To really understand, it is better if you have a guitar with which you can try these out.

e String: 'e' is the thinnest and first one, and produces the 'e' sound.

B String: This is the second string and is a bit thicker than the 'e' string. It gives out the 'B' sound.

G String: The 'G' string is thicker than the 'B' string and is the third one, giving out the 'G' tune.

D String: The fourth 'D' string is a little thicker than the 'G' string, and produces the 'D' sound.

A String: This 'A' string is the fifth string, which is thicker than the previous one and gives out the 'A' sound.

E String: This is the last string and is the thickest, it gives a base 'E' sound.

Numbers and Symbols Explained
The numbers on the strings in the above diagram denote the frets on which the fingers are supposed to be positioned. 2 denotes 2nd fret and 3 denotes 3rd fret. If the number '0' is shown, it tells that you just have to play the string open, meaning you need not place any finger on that particular string. If 'X' is shown in the diagram, it tells that the particular string is to be muted or is not to be played at all.

Note:- The aforementioned easy guitar tabs for beginners is just one single relative chord combination. After you are familiarized with such simple chord combinations, only then you can proceed further and rock on with complex guitar lessons on you acoustic or electric guitar.

I hope after going through the above mentioned easy guitar tabs for beginners, you should have got a basic idea as to how guitar tab combinations are to be worked with.
By Stephen Rampur
Bouquets and Brickbats
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