Guitar Tablature Symbols

Tablature Legend

Text Tab Notation Technique
x mute
b bend
b/==r\ bend and release
pb pre-bend
pb/==r\ pre-bend and release
h hammer on left hand
p pull off left hand
/ slide up
\ slide down
~~~ vibrato
(h) harmonic
(ph) pinch harmonic
T tap right hand

Above and below the tab
v or D pick downward
^ or U pick upward
1 index finger, left hand
2 middle finger, left hand
3 ring finger, left hand
4 pinky, left hand
[1] index finger, right hand
[2] middle finger, right hand
[3] ring finger, right hand
[4] pinky, right hand