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We’ve had quite a few discussions about reading tabs here on the forum over the past few years. Some members hate it, and other members love it. This dude discusses the history of tabs and how it was written and used hundreds of years ago. I had no idea that such detailed information on rhythm, hammer-ons, pull-offs, trills etc was included in the tabs from those days. When you look at those ancient tabs, you are able to reproduce exactly what a composer who lived maybe 500 years ago was expecting you to play. In another of his videos, he mentioned that he usually plays directly off the tabs during concerts. I have sometimes played directly off Brian’s tabs while I am learning lessons. I wonder if that might be better than clogging my brain trying to memorize all those lessons in my repertoire. Can you play while reading Brian’s tabs? And do you?
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