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How do you feel about TABs?

Many classical guitar players shun TABs – except when it comes to lute music. On the other hand, many guitarists find it much easier to read TAB than normal notation.

I guess I’m in the former camp, because I started with notation in the beginning and also because I teach classical guitar. That’s probably why all the compositions on newcenturyguitar.com are currently only available in normal notation, not TAB.

I’m a bit ambivalent on TABs, to be honest. If it makes it easier for someone to get into playing guitar, I’m all for it, how could I not be? I know that it can be difficult enough as it is to learn a complex new skill, without any further complication caused by the necessity of learning to read a cryptic code such as musical notation. Continue reading How do you feel about TABs?