PDA

View Full Version : Can you read music?



Ynot
09-23-2006, 07:27 AM
i'm learning how so yeah, kinda.

Ipswitch
09-23-2006, 09:09 PM
It seems like no one on this board can read music. They just use tabs, which is way lame, by the way.

Popwar Pill
09-23-2006, 09:10 PM
It seems like no one on this board can read music. They just use tabs, which is way lame, by the way.

I can read music...it's just far faster for me to read tabs...

timorousme
09-23-2006, 09:14 PM
I can read music, but it's easier for me to play by ear than anything else. I should also clarify that I can only read music and play it on piano. I'm getting good at reading the fretboard of my guitar though (I'm taking classes. I get credit for learning music on my guitar. Amazing).

Snake
09-23-2006, 09:19 PM
I can read music for piano and sax but not guitar. I dont use tabs to much anymore unless its shred or anything like that.

spanky_dan
09-23-2006, 09:48 PM
I can read music.

Skater_goth
09-23-2006, 10:02 PM
I can read music,
extremely slow and it has to be piano music,

I just need to remember that thing like Face for the spaces in the lines and like FRKAN for the lines.
and I don't know what many of the little symbols mean but I try and guess em sometimes lol.

enjoi the panda
09-23-2006, 10:26 PM
yeas and i can write it too

Roboman
09-24-2006, 02:25 AM
Tabs are easier for guitars than using the regular scale because it tells you what string to play for each note. I can read and write tabs and regular staves. Its really not hard. Reading off normal notes tends to be pretty slow for me though.

Thas why I have my own method for writing music using numbers. For example, Twinkle twinkle little star would go:
C major: 1155665-4433221-5544332-5544332-1155665-4433221

I find it easier than any other way of quickly writing the notes. For different octaves I just put a dot above the numbers, for sharps and flats I just put "#" or "b" like normal. Easy and takes up not much space.

Skater_goth
09-24-2006, 03:46 AM
^ Robo man is there anything you can't do,
your excellent at reading music and you are the god of trick tips.

SoHereIAm
09-24-2006, 04:23 AM
hah..only in the keys of G and E minor..

iplaydrums
09-24-2006, 05:31 AM
I can.

Klausfloride
09-24-2006, 05:45 AM
I read bass clef pretty well, i haven't done it in a month though. I need to practice some more.

ruckus.
09-24-2006, 05:49 AM
I can usually, but I just prefer using tabs.

shadow_rider
09-24-2006, 05:52 AM
I can but I only do it for piano tab is so much faster on guitar

$k@te
09-24-2006, 06:03 AM
i play the drums so i can read and write drum music

farlee
09-24-2006, 06:39 AM
yes i can

leavemealone
09-25-2006, 07:44 AM
I can't really read music. I can a little bit. I prefer using tabs.

RageAgainstTheToyMachine
09-26-2006, 12:44 PM
Yeah I did alot back when I took lessons and stuff. I havent had a lesson in a long time. I hope I can still read them a little.

Valo Negroth
09-26-2006, 01:23 PM
Yes I can read music on Trumpet and Bartone (preety much the same thing)

chucktaylors369
09-26-2006, 01:25 PM
yep

kristian
09-26-2006, 01:35 PM
yes i can, but tabs are easier so i do that,

NotoriousBigBird
09-26-2006, 02:23 PM
yea, i've been able to for years. but now im taking music theory and im learning about all these strange chord inversions and how the notes relate to each other. its actually pretty interesting and im finding its helping me play alot better.

Ipswitch
09-26-2006, 02:26 PM
yea, i've been able to for years. but now im taking music theory and im learning about all these strange chord inversions and how the notes relate to each other. its actually pretty interesting and im finding its helping me play alot better.


Lucky. The second I can take theory at school, i'll sign up. Where do you take it? School, private lessons?

rock-adio
09-26-2006, 03:02 PM
Somewhat, not alot though. Maybe there should be a "a little" selection.

sexyemochick
09-28-2006, 08:57 AM
ya i prefer reading music over tabs

Rock_em_tight
09-28-2006, 03:13 PM
I just go with tabs.

fair enough
09-28-2006, 03:19 PM
i could when i used to play trumpet, i think i still remember it

Marevix
09-28-2006, 04:35 PM
I know most of the basic sheet music notation, but I haven't learned how to determine a note's pitch yet. I can read/write sheet music if you give me the pitch of one of the lines, but I can't use keys to save my life.