February 8th, 2012, 11:46 AM
I'm pretty much a newbie to TAB and as far as i know this thing i circled on the image is suppossed to be a slide, but how on earth does one slide from a string below.. So i guess it means something else.
What does the thing mean which i circled on this image...
February 8th, 2012, 12:14 PM
I would play the open note on the third string then slide into the fretted note on the fifth string.
February 8th, 2012, 12:15 PM
I'm guessing it's a slide down to C on the A string. Slides can be between two notes (like a slur) or an effect on one note (sliding up or down into a note). When it's an effect it doesn't really matter where you start because you only want to hear the pitch you're sliding into.
February 8th, 2012, 12:16 PM
yea, it doesn't mean slide from the previous note, but rather, slide into the current note. whether you slide from 1, 2 or more frets away is up to you depends on what sounds best.
February 8th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Thanks :mrgreen: That cleared up some stuff lol
February 8th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Yes, look at the 5th string: you should still be fretting it at the 5th fret, so it's a slide from the 5th to the 3rd fret.
February 9th, 2012, 06:29 PM
+1 with Big Daddy. and...if I had been writing it out I would have a 'hold count' written above the 5th fret, 5th string D note.,....or have another 5th fret D not with that open G string aand then notate the slide down to the C from that. I woul dbe handy to have some time measurement and a bar in there, right? The tab I grew up with had some kind of rhythm/note duration notations.