Don’t understand this guitar tablature notation

How do you read guitar tab notation?

How to read guitar tabs. Guitar tab is read left to right, and all notes indicated are in chronological order. When the numbers are in line with each other vertically, they represent a chord. A chord is played by strumming all the indicated strings at the same time.

What do the symbols on guitar tabs mean?

p = pull-off. b = bend. / = slide up. \ = slide down. PM – – – – = palm muting (above or below TAB)

What does 7h9 mean in tab?


Hammer-Ons in Guitar Tab

So, if you were to see 7h9, you would hold down the 7th fret and pluck/pick the appropriate string, then hammer-on to the 9th fret without re-picking that string. Occasionally, you’ll see the ^ symbol used for a hammer-on (e.g., 7^9)