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Reading Guitar Music


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.

Converting Standard Notation To Guitar Tablature
This guitar lesson is all about converting notation to tab. Learn a quick way to convert standard music notation into guitar tablature.

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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.


Standard Notation

Primer
notes on the first string
notes on the second string
notes on the third string
notes on the fourth string
high A
notes on the fifth string
notes on the sixth string
sharps
flats

Guitar Tablature Version

Primer
notes on the first string
notes on the second string
notes on the third string
notes on the fourth string
high A
notes on the fifth string
notes on the sixth string
sharps
flats

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.


Reading Rhythms for Guitar: Part 1 - Quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes

Reading Rhythms for Guitar: part 2 - eighth notes, dotted quarter notes