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    • #41768
      MoonShadows
      Moderator

      I found this online and am finding it helping in making the slow transition from relying totally on Tabs to learning how to read notes, since both the tabs and notes can be written on the same page.
      Staff and Tabs

    • #41779
      jason kleinberg
      Keymaster

      Thanks for posting @moonshadows. But the tabs are for ukulele…

    • #41791
      MoonShadows
      Moderator

      Yup, I know that, Jason. I probably should have mentioned I just scratch out the A-E-C-G and write in E-A-D-G.

      I threw it in Adobe Photoshop just now and edited it to reflect E-A-D-G, so no one gets confused.

      Fiddle Staff and Tabs

    • #42428
      jason kleinberg
      Keymaster

      @moonshadows, do you find this form of tablature to be easier to read than the FiddleHed tab system?

      D2-1-0-1-2-2-2

      • #42461
        jason kleinberg
        Keymaster

        It might be good for you to write out tabs and the standard sheet music in the line above that. Have you tried this?

      • #44728
        Nick Wilkins
        Participant

        Hi Jason, I just asked a question elsewhere on these forums about if I should use notation, tab or memory, but I have to say that I find your tab REALLY easy to follow!

        I’m copying down your tab from the animated thing at the top right, and it’s great. Thank you.

    • #42457
      MoonShadows
      Moderator

      Yes. I usually take your tabs and write them out on this form. My brain sees the number move up or down the line, and my fingers just adjust. With the form you use (D2-1-0-1-2-2-2), I have to think when I see a new letter. My fingers don’t move “automatically” unless I see it on the tab graph. Not sure what other members would say. Might just be my learning preference.

      • #42464
        jason kleinberg
        Keymaster

        It might be good for you to write out tabs and the standard sheet music in the line above that. Have you tried this?

    • #42475
      MoonShadows
      Moderator

      Yes.

    • #47075
      Carolyn
      Participant

      I learned to read notation in beginning band in 4th grade. About every piece had 3 or 4 notes. C, G, A, or some such. That was fine, and gradually, a note or two was added, and we spent some time living with that note until it was time to move on. As adults, that pace seems too slow, and the expectation is too basic. We think we should be able to pick it up in bigger chunks, just because we are grown-ups. But notation is hard. It is literally another language. Once you learn to speak another language, it isn’t hard, but you start slow and like a child.
      When I got my bass fiddle, I wanted to learn the notation instead of just the notes. Learning bass clef was definitely a humbling experience. I learned with a kids book, note by note, rather than trying to decipher a tune on the fly.

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