Tablature Symbols

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A useful guide to Tablature Symbols. Facts, Images and worksheets! An easy way to brush up on musical theory. Information on the symbols and signs used in musical scores and notation.


Tablature Symbols - Definition
The word tablature is derived from the Latin word 'tabulatura' In Latin, a tabula is a table or a slate and to tabulate something means to put it into a table or chart. Tablature is defined as an ancient mode of indicating musical sounds by letters and other symbols instead of by notes.

"The chimes of bells are so rarely managed that I went up to that of Sir Nicholas, where I found who played all sorts of compositions from the tablature before him as if he had fingered an organ." --Evelyn.

Tablature Symbols - Definition
Tablature Symbols are used for guitars and other plucked instruments, instead of clefs. The 'TAB' sign appears on the left of the stave where the clef symbol is usually placed. Tablature symbols are used in music notation to identify the fingering used on musical instrument instead of the pitch of the music.

Tablature Symbols - Worksheet
Need a blank guitar tablature chart? Click on the link below for a free printable worksheet in PDF format. Print the blank guitar tablature chart as many times as you like! Ideal for anyone who is learning to play the guitar!

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Guitar Tablature Blank Worksheet

Tablature Symbols - Facts
Tablature Symbols Facts....Did you know...

Fact 1: If the music is written for a six string guitar, six lines are used for the musical staff, one for each string of the instrument

Fact 2: For guitars and other plucked instruments, tablature symbols are used instead of clefs. The 'TAB' sign appears on the left of the stave where the clef symbol is usually placed

Fact 3: The numbers which appear on the musical lines for plucked instruments indicates on which fret the string should be played

Fact 4: A riff or a hook is a short often catchy beat or tune that is repeated in a song or piece of music. A lead guitarist plays the main melody of the song over the rest of the band

Fact 5: Tablature symbols are used on musical lines. The lines are like rungs on a ladder, the higher up the notes appear on the lines or spaces between the lines, the higher the pitch of the note is

Fact 6: Tablature symbols are usually shortened to just 'Tab'

Fact 7: Pentatonic. Major, Minor, Chromatic and Whole tone are all ascending music scales

Fact 8: In music, Imitation occurs when a melody in one part of the music composition is played in a later part of the composition overlapping the melody in the first part

Fact 9: The distance in pitch between two notes is called an interval. The smallest interval in music notation is a semitone

Fact 10: In music notation, Key signatures indicate the key in which the music has been written

Fact 11: A broken chord is a chord where the notes are played successively and not simultaneously

Fact 12: During the Renaissance and Baroque eras, tablature was commonly used for music notation

Fact 13:  The notation used for individual instruments is often referred to as the instrument name followed by the word 'Tab', for example 'Guitar Tab', 'Bass Tab'

Fact 14: In guitar tablature, a letter above or below the tablature staff or stave indicates the root note of the chord

Fact 15: Other symbols can be used on guitar tablature to indicate bends, hammer-ons, trills, pull-offs and slides

Tablature Symbols - Bible References
Music was mentioned many times in the bible, the following definition of music is taken from Easton Bible Dictionary.

  • Jubal was the inventor of musical instruments (Gen. 4:21). The Hebrews were much given to the cultivation of music. Their whole history and literature afford abundant evidence of this. After the Deluge, the first mention of music is in the account of Laban's interview with Jacob (Gen. 31:27). After their triumphal passage of the Red Sea, Moses and the children of Israel sang their song of deliverance (Ex. 15)

  • The period of Samuel, David, and Solomon was the golden age of Hebrew music, as it was of Hebrew poetry. Music was now for the first time systematically cultivated. It was an essential part of training in the schools of the prophets (1 Sam. 10:5; 19:19-24; 2 Kings 3:15; 1 Chr. 25:6). There now arose also a class of professional singers (2 Sam. 19:35; Eccl. 2:8). The temple, however, was the great school of music. In the conducting of its services large bands of trained singers and players on instruments were constantly employed (2 Sam. 6:5; 1 Chr. 15; 16; 23;5; 25:1-6)

Dream Explanation - Tablature Symbols
Hearing harmonious and soothing music in your dream, is a good omen of prosperity, pleasure and the expression of your emotions in a positive way. Music serves to heal the soul. Hearing discordant music in your dream means unhappiness and troubles in the home. 

Tablature Symbols - Tattoos
Tablature Symbols images are a great idea for tattoos. Looking for inspiration for a unique tattoo design? Why not choose a musical note or incorporate a selection of musical symbols in your own design? A great way to show your interest in the fascinating world of music. Whether your preferred genre is Rock or Classical, Disco or Country, The Tablature Symbols symbol is a great choice for a tattoo! Browse through our selection of images and check out the meaning of each one.

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Pictures and Videos of Tablature Symbols
Discover the vast selection of pictures and videos which relate to Tablature Symbols and illustrate the different Tablature Symbols that we encounter in everyday life. What is the significance of a Tablature Symbols? What does the TAB sign mean? Find the answer to these questions about tablature symbols and more! Lots of useful information and facts for anyone with an interest in music theory. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great musical educational resource on tablature symbols for everyone!


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