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'Tab Time 1'

  • Ukulele Tab Notation is written on 4 lines...because...there are 4 strings on a ukulele!

  • The 'problem' with Tab Notation is that it is 'upside-down.' The top line on the notation is 'A' whereas the A string on the ukulele is at the bottom.

  • The 'O' symbol is for an 'Open string - no fingers pressing down.

  • If there is one 'O' - play one time...if it is on the 'A' line in the tab notation then play one time on the A string.

So let's try some Open String tunes to begin with...

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Fancy writing your own Tab Notation piece?
Click on the picture below to choose the blank tab notation sheet you need.

 


 Now...for a little extra practise! Can you recognise any of these Examples?                                                               

    Ex.1                                  Ex.2

A -0-0-----|----------||---------|----------||-

E -----0-0-|-----0----||-0-0-0---|-0-0------||-

C ---------|----------||-------0-|----------||-

G ---------|-0-0------||---------|-----0----||-

 

    Ex.3                                  Ex.4 

A ---------|-0-0------||---0----0-|-----0----||-

E ---------|----------||----------|-0-0------||-

C -0-0-----|----------||----------|----------||-

G -----0-0-|-----0----||-0---0----|----------||-

 

 

Now to make some progress! Why not try some tab tunes using your fingers?

Go and check out the 'Tab Time 2' page for these! Click here!

 

 

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