In this guitar lesson Alex teaches you how to read guitar tablature. Just to be clear, what is tablature? From the Merriam Webster Dictionary it’s “an instrumental notation indicating the string, fret, key, or finger to be used instead of the tone to be sounded.” In other words, it’s a form of musical notation indicates instrument fingering rather than musical pitches.
If you don’t know musical notation but want to learn new songs on the fly, tablature is a great alternative. It’s easy to learn and even easier to find for whatever song you’re trying to learn. Ultimate Guitar is one of the more popular online guitar tab resources.