# What does it mean to play tabs?

## What does it mean to play tabs?

Tab (or tablature) is a method of writing down music played on guitar, bass, drums etc. Instead of using symbols like in standard musical notation, it uses ordinary characters and numbers. Tablature is possibly the best way to learn music for those who don’t know special music notation.

## What does 0h mean in tabs?

0h2 is guitar tablature indicating a hammer on from the open string to the second frett. This phrase can be played on any string of the guitar.

## What does 3 mean in tabs?

The number 3 in guitar tabs represents the third frett of the guitar. This number can be represented on all the strings of the guitar. The number 15 would represent the directly corolating octave, if shown on the string.

## What key is come a time in?

Comes a Time is written in the key of C.

## What do the numbers placed on tablature represent?

The numbers represent which fret of that particular string needs to be played. 0 means open string, 1 means first fret, 2 means second fret, and so on. Also, tabs are read from left to right.

## What does h2 mean in guitar tabs?

Well, if they have 2h0 they’re screwing it up a bit, it should be 2p0. The h stands for hammer-on, when you press the second note with your fretting hand without picking again. The p stands for pull-off, where you will pull your fretting finger off to the second note.

## What does 4h6 mean?

In the example above, the “4h6” indicates you should play the fourth fret and than hammer-on to the sixth fret. Another way is with the “^” character. This can stand for either. If the numbers go up from left to right, it’s a hammer-on, and if they go down, it’s a pull-off.

## What does 13 mean in Guitar Tabs?

A 13th chord is a triad with a 7th and 13th, as in the diagram. Chords are built counting the degrees of the scale. A 13th chord has an interval of 13 from the root and in guitar usually contains the root, 3rd, 7th, and 13th at minimum, as in the diagram. A 13th chord is a triad with a 7th and 13th, as in the diagram.