Music Speed Reading 101
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- Learn how to use the Note Marker System to read notes
- Work through exercises that will help you read notes quickly
- You should have access to a piano or keyboard
Is reading notes a slow process?
Have you tried learning "Every Good Boy Does Fine" only to find it wasn't helpful?
I want to teach you how to read notes FAST.
In this course you will learn a superior note reading system I call The Landmark System. This is completely different system from what most piano teachers teach (Every Good Boy Does Fine).
After learning this unique system, you'll then have fun completing a note reading bootcamp. The challenges in the bootcamp will sharpen your note reading skills to the point where note reading becomes fast and easy.
Now note, this course is not a complete sight reading course. We will not cover rhythm, key signatures, or playing pieces of music. This course is hyper-focused on the first aspect of reading music, note recognition.
At the end of this course you'll be able to recognize notes across the entire music staff and understand how to continue to sharpen your note reading skills.
I'm excited for your note reading journey to begin and if you are too, I'll see you on the inside!
- Anyone who wants to learn how to read music
Show all the notes from beyond Bass Clef to beyond Treble Clef and say that by the end of this course you'll recognize all these notes easily
All notation is - is translating what's on this piano here, onto the page. It's a way for composers to communicate to performers - the people who play their work.
Show Title, Composer, Style of Music, and then explain that below we'll be learning everything else in this course, as well as getting you to actually read faster. This will be a bootcamp of sorts. So in addition to learning concepts, I'll also get you to start reading notes.
Now we're back to our music again. Notice how many lines and spaces there are?
- Explain five lines and four spaces.
Now as you can see here, circles will fall on lines or spaces. These circles are called "notes". And these notes correspond to exact notes on your physical instrument.
Each note correspond to an exact note on your instrument, so for example this note here is a G. And it's not any G, it's this G right here. Because on an instrument there are multiple G's.
Talk about where the Clefs Fall - Treble is Right Hand Territory. Bass Clef is left hand territory
Now in reading notation the tricky part is realizing that the lines and spaces are different notes depending on whether you're in the bass or treble clef. So it becomes a memorization challenge. For example, you need to memorize that the second line from the bottom in Treble is a G, but the second line from the bottom in the Bass Clef is B.
And this sounds difficult, but the more you play music it will eventually become second nature. And the point of this course is to accelerate your progress towards proficient sight reading of notes.
Explain that lines and spaces are consecutive - did they notice?
So this note here, is a E. And we go up line to space, line to space, I'm going up the Alphabet. There are 7 Letters in Music. ABCDEFG.
So as you go up the staff, you're going up your instrument, getting to higher pitches. If you go down the staff, you're going downward and going to lower pitches.
Although there are 5 lines and 5 spaces, they actually go beyond this. You're creating more lines. So we can keep going upward as you can see here. These are really invisible lines in a way, but we're just writing a piece of it, so we save ink, save time and it's easier to see. Could made these staffs 6, 7, 8, lines, but decided on 5. So if we go beyond, we just write it out. Question Page, Solution Page