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Guitar Trivia

With August’s offer being on classical guitars we’re making our #TriviaTuesday posts for the entire month about guitars.

15 - tablatureToday’s post will seem incredible to some of you, especially some younger guitar players, as it’s about tablature notation and the fact it dates back to the 14th Century

We know that, in some musical circles, tablature (the means of notating guitar parts with each string represented, and fret numbers for each note) is looked down on as being ‘for those who can’t read real music’. However, it has a history as long as that of traditional notation. Tablature was used by organists and lutists originally with the first recorded tablature dating to the 1300s.