The end of guitar tabs

by | Oct 5, 2020

While I’m busy declaring the end of “traditional” music education practices…might as well get this one out of the way.

Guitar tabs.

I have a love/hate relationship with them. Here’s why…

When I first started learning—indeed, they helped. They really helped.

But as I began to grow as a musician, I asked myself a question…

What did they help?

They helped me learn a song. Slowly…but surely.

So when I was not sure how to play a song I wanted to learn, I would look up the guitar tabs. Lo and behold, I’d usually find one.

But the process to learn a song this way was very, VERY time-consuming.

And the worst part?

When I wanted to learn the next song, I had to start from scratch.

In other words, I was not actually learning anything about music—which, I mean, doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose?

That’s why everything changed for me when I learned the Nashville Numbers System—which is the underlying method I use to teach our Worship By Numbers course.

In Worship By Numbers, I show you exactly how to learn new songs in a way that helps you grow more as a musician with each and every song you learn.

Yes—everything you learn about one song is immediately transferable to what you learn in another song.

That is literally impossible unless you have a method that allows you to learn a new song but be able to change things on the fly.

For example, if you learn a song in the key of A…but the worship leader needs you to be in the key of B.

If you learned with guitar tabs, you’re out of luck. If you learned with sheet music, you’re out of luck.

If you learned with numbers…just move that capo, and play the same thing.

“But Steve, it just can’t be that easy.”

I understand your skepticism…

So why not put me to the test? Here’s how, for free:

Steve Schramm

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