I just started playing guitar and Want to learn how to read tabs?


What do the hollow circles and X's at the top signify?

5 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    What your URL brings up is a simple chord diagram and not tablature in the true sense. As Russell E has said, the Xs means to either mute or skip playing that particular string. The Os are strings that are to be played open, that is, pluck the string noted, but do not press it down in any fret.

    Source(s): Guitar player since 1956
  • borhan
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    learning tabs isn't that important at first so better to play using some video lesson ..slowly you will know when you are ready to pick song from tabs. Also you can use guitar pro or songster to actually know how the tabs sounds cz without it for a begginer it would be hard to play .Songster also have good tab lesson follow those

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Your link leads to a basic, very simple chord diagram. Why did you mention tablature?

  • 7 years ago

    Circles mean the string is played open or not fretted.

    X means you don't even hit that string at all. or mute it.

    Source(s): 44 yrs guitarist
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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    here's a website that'll teach you .


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