I never did learn to read and write so well..

I tried learning to read and write music after a.w. got together, probably about 1971 but i gave up trying when i decided i didn`t really need to know. i was wrong to think that way of course everything you learn only makes you more complete as a musician. now i`m too lazy…so sue me. 🙂

 

16 Comments

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    Ken Salter

    July 16, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all . Myles enlightens us with this. I now know why music is the universal language .. Lol

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    Bruce C

    July 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Interesting… thanks for posting Myles !

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    Mark

    July 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    The triplet chords require particularly advanced musicianship.

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    DaveC

    July 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    When I first took guitar lessons, my guitar teacher attempted to teach me how to read it but all I wanted to do….was play. What always fascinated me, when it came to watching people play guitar…..was how quickly some players could adapt and improvise, to any given song. Later I found out that they were able to do this because they figured out what KEY the song was in…….and away they went.

    Maybe one day I will take the time to learn how to read music and be able to convert those little symbols from paper to my guitar…..but for now it backing tracks and tablature for this lazy boy.

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    Bud

    July 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I’ll have my Lawyers contact you lawyer ««

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    Ronald

    July 16, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    No need for litagation,kidding,if memory serves correct Paul McCartney could not read or write music,as well as others,my point is that some people are gifted by ear,you my friend are in that elite catagory

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    Budlight

    July 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Dave C…..I bet 95% of the great guitarist out there can’t read music!

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    i believe that could be correct dave, at least in rock music.

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    Dave M in Tucson AZ

    July 17, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I knew how to read music as early as the 4th grade upon learning violin. I gave it up at 6th grade and now can’t really read the notes. With the songs I’ve written, it’s been chord structures and progressions, and I figured that’s how you do it if you’re going to write a rock tune.

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    Budlight

    July 17, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Neil Young has had a lot of success with 3 chords…..and I bet he can’t read music!

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 17, 2013 at 8:24 am

    love neil young

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    JackLovesGretsch

    July 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Reading music is good for classical, rock and blues issomething you feel. But that’s just my humble opinion.

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 17, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    J. i can`t image reading blues music…that goes against everything it stands for. jazz too. improvisation, feel and most importantly, FEEL. Classical, well that`s another story.
    and that`s just my opinion. 🙂

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    JackLovesGretsch

    July 17, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Exactly, I knew you would understand LOL

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    Budlight

    July 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Reading music is for horn players in a big band. I’f someone is playing a guitar reading music I don’t want to hear them! I want to hear their feel even if it comes with a few mistakes!

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    Brad

    July 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I read one time that when John Lennon went in the studio to record Double Fantasy he had trouble communicating to the studio musicians what he wanted because he did not read music.

 

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