#1
I someone gives me Sheet music I have to try and go through it about 5 times to get the song perfect. Does that mean I can read? Same with tabs.

Or Do I have to be able play it in one try? Or I am Supposed to be able to hear the whole song in my head without even using a guitar?


Just asking cuz I always see it- "Must be able to read music"
#2
just means you can tell what notes to play by looking at the sheet music. You probably dont need to be able to sight read, which is when you can play something the first time you look at it. And hearing the notes in your head would just be being a very advanced player or having perfect pitch.
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#3
depends, if it takes you the same amount of time to get it with tabs, you're fine
#4
You will eventually be able to play it through on the first try when you see sheet music (provided its at or below your grade level) however it will be slower the first time. Being able to hear it in your head by reading is quite alot harder.
#6
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There is reading.

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Reading being tabs, or notes which takes a while to figure out?

And sight-reading being able to play it perfectly on the first try from sheet music?
#7
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Reading being tabs, or notes which takes a while to figure out?

And sight-reading being able to play it perfectly on the first try from sheet music?

Tabs is easy, anyone can sightread a tab and just play it. Sight reading sheet music is a bitch, espcially if they have some gay key, or a ton of accidentals. They have the same meaning in both cases, one is just harder. Plus I'm quite sure colleges want you to sight read sheet music not tab....for some dumb reason.
#8
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Tabs is easy, anyone can sightread a tab and just play it. Sight reading sheet music is a bitch, espcially if they have some gay key, or a ton of accidentals. They have the same meaning in both cases, one is just harder. Plus I'm quite sure colleges want you to sight read sheet music not tab....for some dumb reason.


The "dumb reason" is that most composers compose songs using notes, as any instrument can play notes, but tabs are for guitars only. These songs dont have the convenience of being tabbed for you, therefore sight reading standard notation is an asset.

Still a "dumb reason"? I think not.
#9
Tabs is easy, anyone can sightread a tab and just play it.


I find it much harder to sight read from tab. With sheet you can see patterns easier. Like if you're ascending a scale in sheet it's simple to see, in tab it's not always obvious. Also, you have no rhythm and if you want that you need to look at the sheet anyway. Sheet is just much more flexible.
#10
Quote by capiCrimm
I find it much harder to sight read from tab. With sheet you can see patterns easier. Like if you're ascending a scale in sheet it's simple to see, in tab it's not always obvious. Also, you have no rhythm and if you want that you need to look at the sheet anyway. Sheet is just much more flexible.


Many tabs do include rhythm or standard notation above so you can see the rhythm. The only time I find tabs confusing is when there are open strings, which cause me to play a lower note on a higher string, in a scale run.

Did you previously play a different instrument?
#11
Quote by capiCrimm
I find it much harder to sight read from tab. With sheet you can see patterns easier. Like if you're ascending a scale in sheet it's simple to see, in tab it's not always obvious. Also, you have no rhythm and if you want that you need to look at the sheet anyway. Sheet is just much more flexible.

Well, when they have it organized rhythmically its easy lol. I'm just so use to playing.

And to the other guy above, I was just kidding. I know tabs only work for guitar, but if I want to translate something to tab from sheet music, I should be allowed to. I just hate accidentals!!!!
#12
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Well, when they have it organized rhythmically its easy lol. I'm just so use to playing.

And to the other guy above, I was just kidding. I know tabs only work for guitar, but if I want to translate something to tab from sheet music, I should be allowed to. I just hate accidentals!!!!


I like accidentals. I find if theres a key signature I sometimes play a natural note, rather than the sharpened or flattened note. When I see no key signatures, and a lot of accidentals , it may look scary at first, and should probably have a key signature for correct theory, but I find I play it a whole lot better than if there were a key signature.
#13
My guitar teacher says I'm very good at sight reading. I've never had a big problem over it. It just comes naturally to me.
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