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TAB File Format

Guitar Tablature file

TAB is a file extension for a tablature (also seen as "tabulature") file format. TAB is short for tablature.

Tablature is musical notation that depicts instrument fingering rather than the standard notation symbology seen on scores and sheet music.

A TAB file is essentially a text file that contains song lyrics and guitar tabs, only differentiated from a TXT file by its content and file extension.


Learn more about TAB files:

See many tabs at MySongBook.com.

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Wikipedia has more information about tablature.

This was last updated in August 2010
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