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I'm a beginning guitar player and have memorized 3 songs but I only know the tablature to them. I don't know the chords or the notes. I wonder if the tablature can be transcribed to musical notes. It just seems like cheating when you don't even know the notes or chords. 

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It can, and learning to read music is a real doozy. There are heaps of free resources on line - and a whole bunch on his site - to help.

The value of learning to read music comes later - the first guitarist who auditioned for the Big Band role I fill was laughed out without having played anything because he couldn't read music.

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