Do you read music?

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Do you read music notation?

Yes, I sight read quickly.
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Yes, but I read less than one measure per minute.
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No, I am a tabalature guru but I am learning to read.
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8%
No, I figure tablature is all I will need to noodle around.
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16%
No, I used to read but now its all locked within my brain.
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Postby justjack » Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:15 am

bw,

I still have yet to see a Nolan book in the flesh (cheapskate that I am), but it does sound like he's added a lot. I guess now I've gotta go get one. And what you're saying about finding the best string/fret combination is right on. I think that's another reason I use it just to get started; it seems to come more naturally if at the outset i can see that a melody is related to this or that scale shape. (Rather than plugging away note by note, and often losing sight of the bigger picture.)
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Postby Spike » Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:56 pm

Hi.

Firstly, RNT has completely spoiled me.

I had been an unreader (as in unbeliever) for 20+ years of rock and punk. I have spent the last two years taking trad jazz lessons and learning gypsy jazz and learning how to read charts.

I have to say that I wish I learned to read earlier, even my very crappy reading has been beneficial to learning how songs work.

But I must say it was a joy when I gave my Berkelee-trained teacher Romane's Montagne St. Genevieve transcription and it blew his mind.
This message was from Jim at Spike's Big Adventure. Have a nice day.
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Postby Jan Primus » Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:33 pm

Spike wrote:Firstly, RNT has completely spoiled me.
I have to say that I wish I learned to read earlier, even my very crappy reading has been beneficial to learning how songs work.


Too Right! My reading skill are not great, but I can hack through most tunes and have a real good idea of how it is supposed to go. I learned TAB early on, but it was really clunky, RNT's is better but still clunky, standard notation removes most all doubt. Reading is FUNdamental!


Spike wrote:But I must say it was a joy when I gave my Berkelee-trained teacher Romane's Montagne St. Genevieve transcription and it blew his mind.


I still cant get our guitar professor here to look at a peice of TAB. He is of the opinion that if it is not in standard notation, it cant be worth learning.

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