Free guitar tab and fretboard charts

Free, printable, blank guitar tab and fretboard sheets with a clean and minimal design, and a powerful fretboard visualization chart for learning and viewing the notes on the fretboard, all in PDF format.

Select the chart you want below, or alternatively — browse all the charts on one page.

Blank guitar tab sheet

Clean and minimal with heading area and five lines of tab. Open Blank Tab PDF

Blank guitar fretboard charts

Simple blank fretboard charts with a heading area

All blank fretboard charts contain at least five fretboards per page, which may be useful for writing out up to five variations of scales, chords, etc according to the CAGED system.

Guitar fretboard notes charts

A fretboard quick reference chart and simple learning aid

This PDF shows two fretboard charts: one blank, and the other with notes — so you can switch between the blank chart to test your memory, and the notes chart to confirm if you were right. The fretboard notes are shown in Helmholtz pitch notation so that the notes in each octave range are clearly distinguished. Described and explained in the blog post the notes on the guitar fretboard: an introduction.

Guitar fretboard visualization charts

A fretboard quick reference and powerful visualization aid for learning the notes on the fretboard

This chart provides a visual representation of the guitar fretboard/fingerboard, and shows the corresponding positions of the notes on the guitar neck, piano keyboard and in traditional notation. Described and explained in the blog post the notes on the guitar fretboard: some visualization tools.

There is also a version of the visualization chart using scientific pitch notation instead of Helmholtz notation, kindly provided by Jesse Xhabafti.

Blog posts

Some guitar-related blog posts:

Combined notation and tab sheets

Looking for combined guitar notation and tab sheets? This guitar notation and tab sheet at uses similar spacing and layout to the blank charts above, including a larger space at the top for headings.

Printing the charts

All the PDFs above are designed for a single page of A4 paper. When printing, choose "No scaling" or "Actual size" in the print dialog to maintain the original PDF size. If the edges get cut off, try changing this to "Shrink to printable area" or similar.