Where can I find Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Syd Barrett solo tabs?
As of right now, these aren’t available on the site, but we may add them in the future. They are readily available by doing a quick Google search.
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Some of the tabs seem incorrect…
That’s bound to happen because all the tabs here are individuals’ interpretations of the songs by ear only. There are no officially transcribed tabs. If you want official tabs, please visit this link. Please don’t send us copyrighted material from sheet music or tab books. These will not be accepted. If you’d like, you can give your (by ear) correction in the comments or submit a new tab. Nothing is “Official”, including the backing tracks. Everything has been by ear transcribed and user-submitted.
How did you select the video’s for the tab pages?
The videos are usually cover’s, to give you an idea of how other people interpreted the song. Only when a cover couldn’t be found was a different type of video used. These can be good to look at for inspiration, or to see how somebody else is playing it. These won’t ever be “Guitar Lessons”. If your looking for video lessons, please visit this page.
Can I submit a tab that is already submitted?
Yes. You can submit a tab for one that is already submitted – we will just make a “version 2” or “version 3”, etc. of it.
I submitted a tab. When will it be published?
We will usually review and publish the tab within 48 hours. If your tab is not accepted within about a week, it’s probably safe to assume there was something wrong with the tab and it wasn’t accepted.
How can I submit a Backing Track or Video Lesson?
For backing tracks, you can email us the MP3 as an attachment, or the URL to where it can be played/downloaded. For Video Lesson’s, please email us the URL to where it can be found on YouTube.
How else can I contribute to or support the site?
You can contribute by ratings tabs, submitting them, and spreading the word about the site. You can support the site by purchasing sheet music and tab books through the Official Tabs link and by buying merchandise through PinkFloydStore.com.
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How do you play tabs and chords?
Please see our Tools & More page.
What is a Metronome?
A metronome is a device that helps musicians play at a steady tempo, that is to say, at the speed that was intended by the composer. You can view our Online Metronome here.
What is a Capo and how do you use it?
A capo is a clamp that you can use on different frets of the guitar to change the pitch of the open strings. Each fret on the guitar is a half step, therefore if you put a capo on the 1st fret, all of the open strings will sound a half step higher that normal. This makes changing the key of a song very easy.
What do those symbols I’m seeing in the tabs mean?
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
~ = vibrato
+ = harmonic
x = Mute note
b = Bend
pb = Pre-bend
br = Bend release
pbr = Pre-bend release
brb = Bend release bend
How can I sound more like Pink Floyd? What kind of guitar, amps and effects does David Gilmour use?
There’s a very good website called Gilmourish that goes into the details of this.
How do you tune a guitar?
There are several different methods that can be used to tune the guitar. The following is the most basic, and should be the first one that you try. With this method, you will be tuning the guitar so that it will sound in tune with itself. This is called relative tuning. That just means that your guitar will sound good when you play, even though you might not be tuned exactly to pitch. Tune the 6th string of the guitar. Even though you could use the following tuning method without first tuning your 6th string, we are going to tune the guitar to standard pitch in this lesson. The 6th string is the thickest string, and sounds the lowest. Try to hear if the 6th string on your guitar sounds higher or lower than the note you are hearing below. Then try match your guitar to the note you are hearing. As you are listening to the 2 notes, try and hear the “crashing” sound that comes from the notes being out of tune. The closer you are to being in tune, the further away the notes will crash. To raise the pitch of a string, turn the tuning pegs that face up counter clockwise. If the tuning pegs face down then turn clockwise. Reverse the direction to lower the pitch. Never turn the tuning pegs unless the note is ringing. Otherwise, you will have no idea how far to turn the tuning peg.
How do you tune to Alternate Tunings?
Please see our Alternate Tunings page here.
How are you able to offer these tabs? (Disclaimer)
The tablature on PinkFloydTabs.com contains only original interpretations. Be advised that original interpretations may not be completely accurate and may not even be close to the actual music composed by the original song writer/artist. Also, great care has been taken to assure that any tablature presented here was not copied directly out of any guitar tablature/music books or works published in magazines. All the tabs here are individuals’ interpretations of the songs by ear only. There are no officially transcribed tabs. If you want official tabs, please visit this link. Nothing is “Official”, including the backing tracks. Everything has been by ear transcribed and user-submitted. If any tablature found on this site is not in one of the above categories, once we’re made aware of it, the material will be removed. If you find material that you feel violates the above restrictions, please notify us via email. The tablature is for private use in your home only and may not be used for any commercial or profit making enterprise. If this warning is violated, you may be in conflict with USA/International copyright laws. Each tab is the author’s own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use the tab’s for private study, scholarship, or research.