First of all, congratulations on progressing so far in a year and a half. I'm sure you worked very hard.Originally Posted by Robbiedbee
Second, tabs can be helpful up to a point. Personally (and I know I'm not the only one who thinks this), I believe a student learns a lot more by a. reading sheet music, b. practicing their butt off, and c. learning to train their ear to find the notes in the song. It's the whole "Teach a man to fish" thing.
I think we agree on the heart of this issue though: if you rely on tabs to play anything, you are cheating yourself out of a real understanding of music.
Learning music isn't supposed to be easy. It takes time and perseverance to do it properly.