Just like learning how to speak and write, learn to play guitar is easier when being familiar in reading certain materials. There are two things to read when holding the guitar and getting over some musical pieces. The first is the interpretation of musical elements written on paper such as the timing of various notes, sounds made by placement of notes on the staff, and other symbols that indicate behavior, speed, and intensity in playing.
The second important thing to read to learn 2 play guitar is the understanding of a tablature. Tablatures are created for the ease of the guitar player in conveniently and correctly placing the fingers on the fretboard to produce music according to the demands of the musical piece. It may take some time and patience to get the hang of combining the two skills, but with perseverance on the student then it is not impossible to achieve.