Lots of people who want to learn guitar get on the internet and search through all of these guitar tab sites to learn songs. But the truth about guitar tabs is that they should not be the only way to learn songs.
It is fine to start learning songs by looking up the lazy man’s sheet music but after a while it gets pretty old. In order to be a good guitar player you need to start learning tunes by using your ears.
Guitar tabs should only be like training wheels. You only use them in the beginning and then you start to develop a feel for what you are learning whether it be riding a bike or playing music.
If you have ever seen a guitar player pick up a song within seconds that they never heard before then you will have a good idea of what I am talking about. Imagine having a sense for music and being able to match the chords and notes on your guitar so that you don’t even have to look up the tabs for them.
In the beginning you are going to want to use tabs on the internet but the key to becoming a good guitar player is developing a sense for it. You do this by simply listening to songs and then playing them out on your guitar.
It seems daunting at first but as long as you stick with it you will develop your own unique perspective on it. This is actually how people become good guitar players. Use tabs in the beginning to learn songs. Then move onto other things like learning the CAGED theory.
This basically refers to learning the chord shapes and how to move them up and down the fret board. In the mean time you can learn how to play simple guitar songs like the song Creep.