I used to read tab when i was like 13 but college made me learn notes and i have ever since and never looked back. I know this song inside out anyway. my teachers at the university made me learn it which i did kicking and screaming!
thats why i had to keep changing colleges i couldnt ever find a guitar teacher that would teach me mertz or coste or regondi (aka. real guitarists) they were always like you have to learn bach, dowland, albeniz, devisee, weiss...notice how not one of these magnificant composers played or wrote for the guitar????...
Bach is an aquired taste like avacodos or something like that. its healthy and good for you but leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
Uggghhh. I see a lot of people that are pushing teachers. I don't understand why you would put yourself on a forum if every reply you have is going to be get a teacher. Why so I can learn music according to what they think it is??? I want to learn music for myself not have anyone tell me how to do it. I disagree with the way so many people are stifiling the creativity out of individuals. Its either their way or the highway. No I don't agree not at all. You don't need an onhand teacher to learn music I have learned a ton on my own and I'm doing just fine. I need a little bit of info for the first time ever now, but I surely didn't need to pay someone 50 dollars a week to teach me what I have learned so far. I also highly doubt I will need to in the future either. I like Bach and Beethoven, but aside from that the majority of whats actually made for the guitar seems to be just about in the vein of everything else before it. Sometimes when you are taught a certain way its the only way you know how and becomes the right way, that's not true at all. I'm sure people will keep telling me to get a teacher but Ill just keep playing more complex music until I'm playing the most advanced pieces you can find and then they will say wow he must have had a good teacher lol.
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph. - Robert E. Howard.