How to Read Music: The Musical Way

Did you know… that expert music-reading is a highly learn-able skill?

Did you know… that expert music-reading is no more a talent than learning to read English?

Did you know… that expert music readers do not have some superhuman ability to process meaningless, unrelated information?

Did you know… that expert music readers read music like you are reading these words… in meaningful chunks called words, phrases, and sentences?

Did you know that music-reading expertise grows by studying musically-useful patterns: scales, chords, chord progressions, rhythms, solfege, form, chord voicings, phrasing, key signatures, time signatures, key changes, characteristic stylistic devices, and so on?

learn more… An Example of Expert Music Reading

5 comments

    1. I know it can feel overwhelming, Paula, but it will happen faster than you think… once a solid foundation in scales and harmony are in place. That said, please do let me know how your musical journey unfolds. Cheers!

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