After skimming through a mess of tab threads (hey, that's what mods do), I came across one that (again) stated that by learning standard notation, one could play a song perfectly, as written, without ever hearing that song first. I still find that hard to believe. With that being said, here's what I would like to do (this is the "experiment" part): I cannot read or write standard notation, so what I'd like to do is write and record an original bassline. I would then like to pass it on to someone else, who would write the line out (I can provide tab, if that would help), using SN (like I said, I can't do it). Then, I'd like that person to pass the SN to someone else, so they can read the SN, play the song, record it and send it back to me, so I can compare it to what I originally played and recorded. I know that "pro" musicians must be expected to learn and play music that they have never heard before, but I'd like an actual demonstration of how this works. Any volunteers?