|Author||Topic: Guitar, and reading music|
|posted: 2/20/2005 at 2:53:12 PM ET|
U.S.A, Georgia here.
This is all interesting, but I have a new topic to bring to the plate.
I have begun to play the guitar, and I seem to be like a natural or something (no intent to brag). Although, I know a lot of chords and how to move from chord to chord easily (and backstroke too), I can't seem to read music AT ALL!! I bought a book of a band I like (it is how to play all of their number one hits) and I can't read the music to play it. I found little help in the "introduction to reading music" on this site. See I'm one of those people who need to have it demonstrated, or explained in laments terms. Could anyone help me??
|posted: 2/20/2005 at 9:25:41 PM ET|
Music cannot be explained in LAYMENS terms. You need to get with a player who can help you or find a site online that will. There several. I'm not a guitar player so I don't keep with the sites for it. Go to Google and put in "guitar lessons online" and you will find more than you have time to look at.
|posted: 2/27/2005 at 11:04:38 AM ET|
I've played the Guitar for six years and I still don't know how to read music. I don't think that it is a need to know thing but it will help I have a book that will teach you how to read music I just never picked it up and done it because I don't really have the time but i play lots of worship music and I'm about to play in our church band so you can either learn or not
|posted: 2/27/2005 at 4:32:06 PM ET|
If you are just playing for local groups then reading music isn't a REQUIREMENT, but it would still be a good thing to learn. If you can read music you will be able to work up music faster. Now (I suspect) you listen to a recording and then sit down and try to figure out all the chords and riffs. This can be time consuming especially if it is a complicated song with a lot of length or unusual chords. Learning to read music will be an advantage.