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LESSON 6a -
The Numbers on the lines/strings are the fret/space to hold
The arguments & debates over standard music notation & tablature have been long & as I have experienced often quite heated, & in my brief analyses of both I shall try & remain impartial & unbiased
Both systems are important & have their place
Obviously standard music notation is often necessary for other musical instruments, orchestras etc.
especially when the music needs to be played as was written & not altered or improvised
Standard music notation is very exacting when it comes to timing
Tablature as stated before is very easy & fast to learn, not only in any key but also in any guitar tuning & also works for other stringed fretted instruments such as banjo & mandolin etc.., instruments that can both be tuned in different tunings & have a different number of strings
as shown below
a line of standard music notation is often written above it to show the timing
a lot of tablature today is also written using tails on the numbers to represent all of the
1/8th ~ 1/4 ~ 1/2 & Whole notes etc
numbers can be written underneath the tablature to show timing & picking or finger picking patterns