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  • Tab Reading … up and downstroke

    Posted by Gerry_CT on March 2, 2024 at 12:55 pm

    In the “Learn to play the Boogey Blues” lesson —- Tony mentions doing a downstroke and upstroke on a string. I try to use the Tabs by myself (stopping the lessen to practice) but my question is … I am new to all this and was wondering ….. How I can tell looking from the Tab that their is a DOWNSTROKE and UPSTROKE on the same string ?

    Moose408 replied 3 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Moose408

    March 2, 2024 at 3:27 pm

    Often the TAB will have an indicator that shows the pick direction.

    V for upstroke

    And this symbol rotated 90 degrees [ for downstroke

    (sorry I can’t find the actual symbol on my keyboard)

    If you post a link to the TAB might be able to explain further.

    • Gerry_CT

      March 5, 2024 at 7:26 am

      Thank you !!!

    • BarbaraM

      March 5, 2024 at 12:26 pm

      This thread answered my question as well! I think the symbol you’re looking for, Moose, is a little “bench” looking thing, for a downstroke?

      Barbara M

      • Moose408

        March 5, 2024 at 5:07 pm

        Yep, that’s the one.

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