When you learn to read music it will open a whole new world of possibilities for you! Imagine all the piano sheet music and books with all kinds of music you could devour…!
Not really. Reading musical notation is actually very logic and relatively easy to understand.
Does it need a lot of work? Of course it needs work! And being able to sight read as you play, might take years of practice.
But learning to read music enough to be able to learn and play new pieces is not as hard as you might think. Just start with really easy pieces.
Read on and make sure to click on the links to take you to the free lessons on how to begin to read notes, improving your note reading as well as learning how to practice sight reading.
Learn how to read notes! Musical notes are the symbols we use to write down sound with. A note shows how high or low the sound (pitch) is and how long or short the note is.
Learn the difference between melody and rhythm and how to understand these elements of music, in this lesson for beginners. Learn to read music notes.
Start learning today to read music for the absolute beginner! With these two free piano lessons you will quickly be able to play piano and read notes:
Here are some tips on how to better play piano and read music at the same time. Learn how not to look at your hands while reading music, since this is the best way to learn to read and play fluently: How to Play Piano and Read Music at the Same Time!
Continue with an important lesson on how to read piano music better by using musical and intuitive tools for note reading: Read Piano Music Better: In Theory vs Practice
For the intermediate player: Here is a method to learn the notes of a piece quickly and easily.
By understanding musical patterns and how to do a piano score mapping, you will feel much more confident learning the piece.
The skill of how to read music fluently is important to master as you are studying a piece. But there are tricks to how to read easier!
Did you for example know that notes should be read as patterns? And that each pattern represents a certain hand or arm movement?
In this lesson you'll learn how to make sure to prioritize what you learn in the best order as well.
Sight reading music or playing “a prima vista” means to be able to read as you play "at first sight".
When you learn to read music you are not necessarily learning how to sight read. "A prima vista" is a skill that needs special practice.
Here are some tips and tools: how to improve your music sight reading!
Learn about and how to use Rhythm Syllables for a really easy way to master rhythm note reading. You'll quickly be able to read even more complicated rhythms.
Drill those treble clef notes with this lesson in note reading.
If you're a pianist you really need to get good at reading two clefs- the treble and the bass clef. Here is a lesson to help you became a really good bass clef reader!