On tabs, what do the "b", "h" "p" and "x" mean?


torrin
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04/12/2001 3:57 pm
Hey, I'm trying to learn some new songs by looking off tabs on the Web, and I keep running into tabs that have weird things on them, for instance, and this is just an example, some might say

----5p2 or ----3h4 or 3x3x3x3x3x or ---7b-6-

What do the p, h, x, and b mean?! It's been driving me crazy. Also, how would you go about doing those things?
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04/12/2001 4:43 pm
The "b" means to bend the note for example "7b" (bend the note on the 7th fret upwards)

The "h" means a hammer on from one note to the other like "7h9" (strike the note on the 7th fret and without striking the note again put your finger on the 9th fret.)

The "p" means a pull off from one note to the other for example "9p7" (after striking the 9th fret without striking the string again, pull off to the 7th fret).

The "x" is a muted note. (just means to mute a string, place your right hand over the strings, bearly touching the strings, then pick the muted string)

I can't really explain it that great, but maybe there is someone else out there who can explain it better. Hope it helps a little bit.
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04/12/2001 5:02 pm

That was a fine explanation FenderMan.
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04/13/2001 3:37 pm
Originally posted by torrin
Hey, I'm trying to learn some new songs by looking off tabs on the Web, and I keep running into tabs that have weird things on them, for instance, and this is just an example, some might say

----5p2 or ----3h4 or 3x3x3x3x3x or ---7b-6-

What do the p, h, x, and b mean?! It's been driving me crazy. Also, how would you go about doing those things?
I would like to say Fenderman did a,
great job of explaning about tabs.
I would love to have some input&Comments about my (Tabs with Sound below on my web page?On how to improve them for the beginning guitarest.
Check my web page out at http://www.geocities/guitar39
I have lessons on there about tabs plus sound for the tabs.
yours truly Mark Toman
>Mark's Guitar Page

[Edited by skee1 on 06-04-2001 at 01:05 PM]
yours truly Mark Toman
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05/11/2001 1:10 am
I just wanted to say that Fender Man did a good job of explaining. It might help to get a teacher by the way. It's amazing what you can learn from an experienced teacher.
MYK
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10/23/2023 4:42 am

That was an amazing explanation. 

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10/23/2023 6:00 am

There's a Guitar Tab Guide in the GT Toolbox that can be accessed from GT's homepage.


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