The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21655   Message #232994
Posted By: Whistle Stop
24-May-00 - 08:41 AM
Thread Name: Help for pickers. Give us a tip.
Subject: RE: Help for pickers. Give us a tip.
Terry, you don't have to use tab. Lots of guitarists, myself included, prefer standard notation if we're using written music at all. Sometimes the two are tied together -- a standard staff on top, tab underneath. This can really help if you're in an altered tuning, and need to think a little more about where on the fingerboard each note lies. But whatever approach is preferred by this individual or that, standard notation is not dead. I personally feel that it is easier to load more "instruction" -- finger placement, inflections, dynamics, etc. -- into each measure of standard notation than the same measure of tab.