I always think of TAB as a bit like playing by numbers. Or a grid reference on a map. For years it confused me. Why is it upside down? What do the numbers mean? Which line is which? How do you know what rhythm to play?
For a lifelong wind player, learning a whole new notation system by myself has been a bit of a challenge. But when I show students it is all worthwhile. Suddenly a student can pick up a guitar and play a melody. They may not know what notes they are playing or anything about the theory of music, but they are making music and having fun.
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So this is a post for you music teachers out there who, like me, have never been taught guitar or TAB but would love your students to...