View Full Version : Just tried Tabs, never knew the value.

10-23-2013, 07:37 AM
Even though I've played guitar for almost 50 years, I never learned music, which always held me back. I learn songs by someone showing me, or I follow chords on a lead sheet. Because of that, I always considered myself a rhythm player, mainly because I could not read notes to play melody.

I've heard the word Tabs for a long time, but only this week did I understand what that is. I got a lead sheet for "Santa Clause is Coming to Town" that contained chords and Tabs. Monday, Cali Rose and one of the other participants at the CCStrummers session explained the Tabs part. Wow, what have I been missing all these years.

I sat down yesterday and worked on the melody using Tabs and I have to say, it didn't take me long to "get it." Along with just the fun of playing the ukulele the last few months, this is going to add to my joy, and hopefully my participation with the Westside Ukulele Ensemble that does mainly instrumentals.