Here’s a color-coded tab variation I just invented to tab out a song I worked out by ear–can you identify it? It’s a common tune and well known song.
The idea with the tab variation is to produce something that might scaffold a beginning player’s transition to real tab, which I for one find to be too hard to read quickly enough to play, as one would read and play piano sheet music.
Just click the image below to see a bigger version. I have this same thing labeled for a performer, and then a third image with some explanatory notes, if anyone’s interested.