This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Tablature.
For guitars and other fretted instruments, it is possible to notate tablature in place of ordinary notes. In this case, a TAB-sign is often written instead of a clef.
The number of lines of the stave is not necessarily five: one line is used for each string of the instrument (so, for standard six-stringed guitars, six lines would be used, four lines for the traditional bass guitar). Numbers on the lines show on which fret the string should be played. This Tab-sign, like the Percussion clef, is not a clef in the true sense, but rather a symbol employed instead of a clef.
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.
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