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Whether you are a beginner or intermediate guitar player, reading notes for a guitar can be difficult and sometimes confusing. Learning guitar tabs is an easier, simpler way of learning how to play a guitar. By following the steps below, you’ll understand how to read guitar tabs and realize how simple it really is!

 
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Step 1: 1. You want the appropriate guitar for the song you chose. By this I mean if its an acoustic song you would want that sort of guitar as to give it a similar sound; same goes for an electric.

Picture of 1.	You want the appropriate guitar for the song you chose. By this I mean if its an acoustic song you would want that sort of guitar as to give it a similar sound; same goes for an electric.

(For exact sound you may or may not need accessories such as: effects peddle, or capos. Here are two links that will give you a better understanding of guitar effects peddles and a capo. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_pedals , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capo)

 For example the song we are choosing is by City and Colour called “Body in Box”, where a capo is used on the second fret of the guitar.