Learn how to read guitar tablature & standard music notation with these online guitar lessons. Although not necessary to play the guitar, the ability to read guitar music on a basic level will improve your overall musicianship. At the very least learning to read and understand rhythms will help you in all aspects of playing guitar.
Reading Guitar Music
Cyberfret.com Legacy Reading Music for Guitar Lessons
All guitar lessons on Cyberfret.com are in the process of being updated. Below are some guitar lessons that cover how to read music from the old website that have not made it to the new one yet.
How to read Internet guitar tablature - This guitar lesson is comprehensive guide to reading guitar tabs found on the Internet. Text tabs are the most common way that you find guitar music written on the web.
Guitar Basics - Online Guitar Method
Guitar Basics is an online method that teaches fundamental guitar techniques through reading guitar music. There is an alternate guitar tablature version of most sections, but try to use it with the standard notation version.
Guitar Tablature Version
Understanding Rhythm on the Guitar
In this section you will study rhythms by themselves, without playing specific notes. Even if you do not learn to read music, you should gain an understanding of how rhythms work.