tablature

noun
tab·​la·​ture | \ ˈta-blə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce tablature (audio) , -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of tablature

: an instrumental notation indicating the string, fret, key, or finger to be used instead of the tone to be sounded

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At the same time, the market has been expanded by startups, like Yousician, which posts step-by-step video tutorials of tablature for bedroom guitarists and local bands looking to learn how to play popular songs. Steve Knopper, Billboard, "Sheet Happens: One of Music's Oldest Businesses Is Growing in the Digital Age," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of tablature

1574, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tablature

Middle French, from Medieval Latin tabulatus tablet, from Latin tabula

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