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.
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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