Play Piano with Sheet Music
Most of the music in the world is actually never written with notes.
And many musical traditions of the world are based on rote-learning,
which is learning from a master by watching and doing- not by reading
how to read music
is also like learning to read written language. It is not necessary- but how limiting not being able to!
Imagine all the amazing “stories” or compositions by other
composers, from different epochs and in styles you would never have
access to otherwise!
Traditionally, mostly the so called Western “Classical” music has
been written with notation.
Today even jazz, blues and rock pieces can
be found as sheet music, even though traditionally these styles are
learned, taught and performed by ear and made personal by improvisation.
This is good news, because if you can read music you can also get
a “taste” of many different styles of music you might otherwise not be
able to try out!