Learn to Read Sheet Music by primusboy


									Learn to Read Sheet Music
Lots of people think that reading music too difficult; the truth is, it
is a language which is known by many. Unlike other languages, music is
very basic, uncomplicated and uses only a few "letters", or in the case
of music, symbols. Knowing how to read and write this language is very
fulfilling, and is a knowledge that would be treasured for a lifetime.
Learning how to read music is a significant step if you eventually want
to play an instrument, sing musical numbers or even compose a new melody.
Now, to begin reading music, get some sheet music, preferably a piece of
music which is not complicated or too long a piece. Also, make sure it
has readable and clear markings; otherwise, music symbols may be
confusing and may seem to look the same if you are just beginning to
become familiar with them.
To apply your music reading, having an instrument to play would be
helpful. Even though you do not need an instrument to read music, having
an instrument will make it easier to understand how a note's sound
correlates to what is written in the music sheet. A piano or a keyboard
is an easy instrument to practice with, although the type of instrument
does not really matter, because the same music theory applies to all
musical instruments, even to your singing voice.
Now that you have the first piece of sheet music to read and an
instrument to practice with, the next step is to acquire a list of music
terms and definitions. Comprehending all the concepts is easier if you
use them right after studying them, or when you have understood the
explanation of each one.
It would also be an advantage to enroll in music theory courses, whether
in school, through self study on the Internet or reading some good books.
What remains now is to focus on studying the concepts behind reading
music. Do not be discouraged when you first see all the unknown symbols
on a music sheet-- all these symbols have simple definitions and
explanations. Understand and use them, and you will be reading music very
Angela Nazario, is a freelance Internet administrator who enjoys writing
articles about how to read music notes (for a change of pace) for
MusicWizard.com's "Library of Music Articles".
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