... not to mention that very little (comparatively speaking) of the standard repertoire is available in tablature. But if you can read tablature, you can read music. It's just not that difficult, especially if you learn to play while learning to read. You at first begin to associate notes with finger positions, and then as you move up the neck, learn new positions for the same notes (that's one of the fun-and-maddening parts of guitar playing!). Can't hurt to learn to read, can only help, in the long run. Think of it like driving a stick shift. You may not *need* to, but knowing it opens up a lot more opportunities!
2015 Connor spruce/Indian rosewood
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