There is no real
difference between electric and acoustic guitar
tablature other than the instruments themselves.
The theory remains constant although electric
guitars are generally a bit easier to play depending
on the action. Players who play hollow bodies, tend
to refer to online guitar tablature as ‘acoustic
guitar tablature’ simply because that’s their
instrument of choice. In this section we’re going
to share some free guitar tab with you to
familiarize you with how it’s written and
interpreted. There are other sources for online
guitar tablature and many offer free guitar tab.
However, we like to think our acoustic guitar
tablature is the most comprehensive found on the
net. It’s unique and best of all, who can argue
with free guitar tab.
So let’s get
started. We’ll start you with some notes about our
(click here to
see music sheet)
Listen for the inherent sustaining qualities of your
guitar. The guitar tends to be approached too often
as a percussive instrument. The "capo" enables you
to transpose the music you play (on the guitar) to
another key, while still playing the chord
fingerings of the original key.
(BAR 1) 1) The opening arpeggio1 is an "Em6" chord,
which sets the mood for this piece.
(BARS 11&12) 2) Leave your 2nd finger on the "E"
note for both bars, sliding it a little to the left
when making room for the 3rd finger to play the "A"
note on the 3rd string.
(BAR 21) 3) As you hit the open strings of the "Em"
chord, place your 1st finger on the low "B" note,
preparing for the "Em6" arpeggio.
(BARS 24-25) 4) An alternative fingering would be to
slide up to the "C#" with the 1st finger, setting up
the 2nd finger for the "A"(2nd string) followed by a
slide down to the "B"(1st string) with the 4th
finger. The 1st and 2nd fingers are now in position
for the "Em9" chord.
(BAR 30) 5) As you slide down to the "D", place your
1st finger on the "B", preparing you for another
voicing of the "G" chord.
(BAR 34) 6) Your first finger maintains a partial-barre
for both chords.
(BAR 35) 7) The standard "D" chord fingering
facilitates a pull-off to the open "E”.
(BAR 53) 8) Last note in the bar is an open "B",
which sets up the mood and ritard for the ending.