The tabs you’ll see on this site are intended to be played fingerstyle, using the thumb, index, and middle fingers.
When deciding which finger of the picking hand to use to pluck a given string, the following conventions are intended:
- The 5th, 4th strings, and 3rd strings are always to be played by the thumb.
- The 1st string is to be played by the middle finger.
- The 2nd string is to be played by the index finger.
- When there are deviations from these conventions, the suggested plucking finger will be indicated underneath the tab (“T” for thumb, “I” for index, “M” for middle)
Suggested chord changes are typically indicated above the tablature.