Re: Tab It Yourself

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Posted by Patrick J. McKenna on June 20, 2001 at 19:54:59:

In Reply to: Tab It Yourself posted by Jezzmund on June 03, 2001 at 18:08:44:

: Many post here in search of tabs. I would like to suggest that if you want a tab of a favorite song,you give it a serious try yourself first. You can usually pick out the first note-- it will "sound right". From there you go around until you find the successive notes. There are only twenty to choose from (excluding bends, obviously), and of those there are only a handful which would sound good.
: You will learn more by doing this for yourself, accomplish a worthy goal, and enjoy playing it more knowing you figured it out yourself!
: Blow your brains out,
: Jezzmund

I've said this probably hundreds of time and will probably say it hundreds more...
LEARN TO READ MUSIC. You don't need to read music with the same speed as you might read a newspaper headline. Use the music as a guide, and place the tab symbols beneath the notes. If you can read, you won't need to rely solely on repitition and memory.
I won't say that the only gateway to enjoying music is to learn to read music. Learn to read music. Learn to use tab. Learn to work off of charts (i.e., from chord changes or whatever it takes to get your parts down and put your sounds together). Learn to play by ear. Learn riffs from other players. Learn to have fun (if you haven't done so already)!

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