Half Step – Play the note and bend the string one half step. This is equal to one fret.
Whole Step – Play the note and bend string one whole step. This is equal to two frets.
Whole Step And A Half – Play the note and bend string a whole step and a half.
Two Steps – Play the note and bend string two whole steps.
Slight Bend ( Microtone ) – Play the note and bend string slightly to the equivalent of half a fret.
Prebend and Release – Bend the string, play it, then release to the original note.
Hammer On – Play lower note, then “hammer on” to higher note with another finger. Only the first note is played.
Pull Off – Play higher note, then “pull off ” to lower note with another finger. Only the first note is played.
Legato Slide – Play note and slide to the following note. Only the first note is played.
Long Glissando – Play note and slide in in specified direction for the full value of the note.
A short glissando is just like this, but…..shorter.
Trill – Hammer on and pull off consecutively and as fast as possible between the original note and the grace note.
Accent – Notes or chords are to be played with added emphasis.
Staccato – Notes or chords are to be played roughly half their actual value and with separation.
Vibrato – The pitch of a note is varied by a rapid shaking of the fret hand finger, wrist, and forearm.
Natural Harmonics – A finger of the fret hand lightly touches the note or notes indicated in the tab and is played by the pick hand.
Artificial Harmonics – The first tab number is fretted, then the pick hand produces the harmonic by using a finger to lightly touch the same string at the second tab number ( in parenthesis ) and is then picked by another finger.