We are a three-guitar (and one organ, one keyboard and one banjo) household.
Big Brother is trying hard to teach himself electric guitar by downloading tablature from the internet. Since I have a 12-string Ovation, I generally only play “by the chords” so I can’t be much help to him.
Now he’s thinking about playing with the choir at church. I had offered to write out a few simple bass lines for him. But he wants me to write them in tabs, not notes. I read music; he doesn’t. So I don’t do tabs.
I tried what I thought was a brilliant parting shot: “I bet Andres Segovia doesn’t play by tabs!”
He didn’t know who Andres Segovia is.
“Only the Best Guitarist Of All Time,” I told him.
“He is SO better than Jimi Hendrix,” I said.
“But what about Jimmy Page?” he countered.
We need to get Nintendo to put some Segovia into Guitar Hero. Maybe that would convince him.