Originally Posted by TelZilla
I can't understand when people say that. I mean, all you need to know is what fret is what number, and which string on the tab is the Low E and which the high e. I hope I don't come across like a jerk, but I've seen this lots of times, and I just don't get it.
Do you really mean you can't read tab, or just that you don't like to?
Also how does sheet music represent things like bends, slides up or down to a note, pulloffs, or really heavy vibrato?
The same way it does on violin music. Or any brass and wind inst that can 'swoop' up or down into a note ... or use vibrato.
For example: Vibrato - a big curvy line over the note.
Trust me, there's very little in modern guitar music that hasn't been done before (or something very close to it) and "notated".
If you want to see some ... http://cnx.org/content/m11884/latest/