Chase — the art of music is undeniably complex, especially with the various notations that make up the language. You make a sweeping generalization about the concept, though.
You say “traditional music notation is perfectly readable even from across the room and intuitively makes sense.”
While the traditional notation of musical notes is and always will be the definitive language of music, that’s not to say that those who are visually inclined can’t find this concept intuitive. I’ve played piano for over 10 years and still can not read the notes.
As a guitarist, I’d argue that this concept is analogous to reading tabs.