Free Guitar and Bass Tablature Templates

On this page you will find blank tablature diagrams that you can print and use to transcribe popular songs or to write your own music to play or practice. These tablature worksheets are free to copy and use.

Tabs are provided for six-string instruments like the guitar, four-string instruments like the bass guitar or ukulele, and five-string instruments such as the banjo or five-string bass. The tab diagrams are available in both portrait and landscape orientation for both letter (8.5 x 11 in) and A4 (210 x 297 cm) paper sizes.

Each link below points to a PDF document containing the blank tab template. Tapping the link should trigger a prompt to download the PDF file or open the diagram in a new browser window. Please contact us if you have questions or encounter any problems.

See below for more detail on how to read guitar tabs.

How to Read Guitar Tablature

Tablature is a form of musical notation that is often used for fretted string instruments like guitar, bass guitar, ukulele and banjo.

Each horizontal line on the tab diagram represents a string on your guitar. Numbers written on the lines indicate the fret at which your fingers should be placed to generate the desired note.

Numbers that are written in the same vertical line, like the open-E chord illustrated below, are meant to be played at the same time. Otherwise tablature is typically read from left to right, playing one note at a time.

Tab notation is not as standardized as traditional staff notation but there are various conventions used to represents note duration and dynamic effects such as vibratos, bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs.

These free tablature templates are provided .

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