A: "J" is for Java, a powerful programming language
developed by Sun Microsystems. JGuitar was built entirely on Java
technology. JGuitar also uses free open source Java tools from
the Apache group.
Q: How do I read a chord diagram?
A: Picture a guitar standing straight up vertically with the headstock facing skyward
and the fretboard facing towards you. Thats how the chord diagram is oriented. The vertical lines
represent the strings and the horizontal lines represent the frets. The circles indicate where your
fingers should go. A circle at the top of a diagram, above a string, indicates that you should
play that string open (unfretted). An x above a string means don't strum that string in this chord.
Chord diagrams are typically drawn close to the nut (the part between the fretboard and the
headstock). So the first horizontal line starting at the top represents the nut, the next line down
is the 1st fret, followed by the 2nd fret, and so on. But sometimes chords are played farther up the fretboard, away from the nut.
In this case, a side note next to one of the frets lets you know where you are.
If a chord requires a capo, that will be indicated too.
Q: Where do I find tab files for the tab mapper?
A: There aren't any tab files hosted on this site. But there are many scattered all
over the internet. Try a search engine query for "guitar tab". That should
get you started. We do know of one guitar tab site that has integrated links for JGuitar's tab mapper.
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Q: Why are there so many questions in the FAQ?
A: You don't have to be sarcastic about it. Why don't you
ask us a question so we can fill this page up.