# Directives: start_of_tab

Abbreviation: sot.

This directive indicates that the lines that follow form a section of guitar TAB instructions. The lines will not be folded or changed. Markup is left as is, and directives are considered literal text except for {end_of_tab} and {eot}.

This directive may include an optional label, to be printed in the left margin. For example:,

{start_of_tab: Solo}

The ChordPro reference implementation prints the label in the left margin, see labels.

# Directives: end_of_tab

Abbreviation: eot.

This directive indicates the end of the tab.