What’s the Number One Mistake Most People Make When They Try to Learn How to Read Music?

What’s the Number One Mistake Most People Make in Learning to Read Music?

Quite simply, it’s Following the Traditional Route.

The “normal” methods used in learning to read music still rely on techniques that were first devised over 200 years ago! Interestingly, most every other discipline has dramatically improved its learning techniques.

Science, for example, was once completely learned by book. Of course now, almost all science classes have a “lab” portion that teaches you to use the information you just learned.

Traditional methods of teaching to read music almost exclusively rely on some sort of “homework” like drawing notes for the application portion of the class. And while this might work great if your goal is to sight read one note at a time, it will leave you helplessly stranded if you want to read musical “phrases” (which is by the way how every one of world’s greatest musicians reads).

If you think of the greatest musician you know; the one who can literally sit down and play almost any piece you set in front of him or her, they read line by line, not note by note. And almost every book, manual, class or flashcard program teaches you to read note by note.

Fortunately, a few “rebel” musicians have recently begun dissecting traditional music education and have discovered several dramatic short cuts that can help even beginners learn to read music 2,5, in some cases even 10 times faster than the traditional method!

Their findings will be published in several weeks, so keep a watchful eye and ear. And if you’re serious about wanting to learn how to read music, don’t choose a program, system or class until you read their discoveries.

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  1. Trevor Johns
    8 years ago

    If you view notes as letters, then chords become words. To make progress, you have to recognise whole chords in the same way as you recognise whole words. Until you do that, playing sheet music at sight is depressingly slow. Just to make matters worse, every chord theoretically can be played, in 12 keys, or 24 if you include the minor keys. But don’t give up trying. Once you get there, it’s fantastic,


  2. Percy
    8 years ago

    Excellent article. Keep writing such kind of info on your page.
    Im really impressed by it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on learn how to read music.

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