And oddly enough, there is some rare TAB for wind and brass instruments.I don’t see how it would be possible to write tab for vocals, or brass or woodwind instruments. How could you write tab for trombone for instance? Even if it was possible, good luck trying to find a trombone player that could do anything with it.
Standard notion can be used and played by any instrument.
Staff notation still is the thing for pro players, arrangers, and composers.
BTW I had books as early as 1972 or so that had TAB or proto-TAB ways of showing the fingerings of staff notation.
One example is an early Clapton book. It was in staff notation, but above every note was the string and fret numbers.
And classical guitar music has had these not-quite-TAB fingerings for a long time.
Let's face it.
Certain styles of music are largely based on sheet music. Other styles are still an aural tradition.
I repeat something my teachers said:
The COMPLETE musician can play by ear AND read notation.
Those teachers could read and conduct symphonic music. They also could play dance gigs without a single piece of written music - they knew it all by ear. plus they could improvise over any set of chord changes presented.