Explore alternative music notation at a website dedicated to alternative ways of writing music.
The staff and clef system that we use developed centuries ago, but it’s not the only way to depict music.
Many instruments use tablature, a form of notation that shows fingering instead of notes. The disadvantage of tablature is that it’s specific to each instrument. But the advantage is that it can show things that would be difficult with standard notation.
“Tab” isn’t the only alternative form of notation. You can read about some interesting alternatives at The Music Notation project