“Musical notation is one of the principal forms of communication in our special world… if you can’t read and write how fully can you participate?”
Being able to read and write music opens up new worlds of possibilities for you, enables you to play pieces that are difficult to get by here and also gives you the ability to read all sorts of music that recordings may not be readily available for. All competent music educators work with musical notation as their principal means of communicating to you. If you ever hope to find employment playing anything other than top 40 cover material you have to be a well-rounded, competent musician and that means being a good reader. As you study my site reading course, give all of the tips, tools, tricks and techniques I have outlined here a fair chance. In the words of my greatest teacher and mentor: good luck and have fun!
Lesson 6: Rests And Bar Lines
Lesson 7: Bass Strings And Ledger Lines
Lesson 8: Eighth Notes
Lesson 9: Meet The Masters
Lesson 10: Accidentals
Lesson11: The Eighth Rest