Guitar Riffs

Guitar Tab

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Guitar tab shows a line for each of the 6 strings of the guitar. The top line represents the high e string. The number demonstrates which fret the musician should play on the string (for example, the image to the left will display the 3rd fret of the high e string when hovered over). Tab is a highly popular form of notation for popular music and is therefor relevant to our students!

In Google Slide format, you will find guitar riffs written in tab notation for:

-1 string riffs

- 2 string riffs 

-3 string riffs

-4 string riffs

-5 and 6 string riffs

-Bass lines

Color Coded Guitar Tab

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Color coded guitar tab adds a color for each fret number. The color correlates with colors that are added to the instrument's fretboard (for example, the image to the left will display the first four frets of the high e string in colors that match the fretboard when hovered over).You can find a detailed description of how to set up your own color coded guitar here.

In Google Slide format, you will find guitar riffs written in color coded tab notation for:

-1 string riffs

-2 string riffs

-3 string riffs

-4 string riffs

-5 and 6 string riffs

-Bass lines

Color Adapted Tab

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Color adapted guitar tab adds a visual representation to represent duration. Numbers are omitted and colors are left for pitch representation. A block represents one beat, with a block twice its length representing two beats, and so on(for example, the image to the left will display the four quarter notes on the high e string in colors that match the tab when hovered over).You can get a Finale plug in for Color Adapted Tab (CAT) here.

In Google Slide format, you will find guitar riffs written in color coded tab notation for:

-1 string riffs

-2 string riffs

-3 string riffs

-4 string riffs

-5 and 6 string riffs