Here you can download, save and print our blank 8 string guitar tab in PDF Format. To download our free blank 8 string guitar tablature template, simply right-click on the link below, and select “Download Linked File”. Then, you should be able to access the blank 8 string guitar tab on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
How To Use Our Blank 8 String Guitar Tab
In tablature there are two basic rules you need know. Lines equal strings, and numbers equal frets. Let’s start with the first rule. Since we are using blank 8 string guitar tab, the bottom line is the 8th string, also known as F#, if you are in standard tuning (F# B E A D G B e). It is the thickest string on your 8 string guitar. The line at the top of the blank guitar tab is the 1st string, which should be the thinnest, or smallest string on your 8 string guitar.
Next, you can write numbers directly on the lines of the 8 string blank guitar tab. The numbers represent what frets you are to place your fingers in. Numbers that are stacked on top of each other mean all of the notes are played at once, such as in a chord. Essentially, tablature is a form of the Cartesian coordinate system for string instruments. So whenever you get stuck with reading guitar tablature, you can ask your self these two questions:
- What string am I supposed to be on?
- What fret am I supposed to be in?
If you can answer those two questions correctly, then you will always be able to play play the correct notes. Lastly, there are many symbols for tablature, more than can be explained here. You will want to start learning basic guitar tab symbology to help you understand the basics.