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#1 roy14

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:01 PM

Hello

I am really enjoying the course! Just finished Session 4 but I have a question about reading music:

Will I be able to really read music perfectly by the end of this course?
The main reason I am taking this class is to become a better electronic music producer, so I just need some knowledge of playing piano to make better melodies.
So reading music is not necessary for me. Can I just skip that or will I have trouble later down the road to continue the course?

Thanks for the help!
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

Welcome!

From my experience with the course, you will be able to read music fairly well as long as you keep practicing it. It still takes me some time to read chords written out on the staff but when it comes to single note melodies, that's not a problem.

I think it's a good idea to learn to read notes, that way when you get to later sessions in the course, you can understand it better.

You don't have to learn to read music but I know for me, it is very helpful.

If you need more help, try this website: http://www.musictheory.net/
Under "Exercises" there is a note identification activity. See if you like it.

The most important thing is to learn as much as you can and have fun!

I hope this helps,
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:11 PM

Thanks for the quick reply!

That website seems very helpful, I will check that out after my last exam tomorrow :)
I guess I'll give reading music a try then!

I'm certainly having fun while learning!

Cheers!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:46 AM

Glad I could help and good luck on your exam!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:19 AM

With a few exceptions the Tab is dropped and later sessions only include the notation, so to fully finish the class you will need to know how to read. You don't have to be an expert and you won't be by the end of the course but you do need to the basics.

Once you know the basics then it is a skill like any other. It gets better with practice.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:31 AM

With a few exceptions the Tab is dropped and later sessions only include the notation, so to fully finish the class you will need to know how to read. You don't have to be an expert and you won't be by the end of the course but you do need to the basics.

Once you know the basics then it is a skill like any other. It gets better with practice.


Tom, this is the piano session not guitar. No TAB here, I don't think.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:50 AM


With a few exceptions the Tab is dropped and later sessions only include the notation, so to fully finish the class you will need to know how to read. You don't have to be an expert and you won't be by the end of the course but you do need to the basics.

Once you know the basics then it is a skill like any other. It gets better with practice.


Tom, this is the piano session not guitar. No TAB here, I don't think.


Oops, I gotta pay closer attention. If it's piano then I still stand by my answer just exclude the mention of Tab :)




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