How To Read Music.

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Post Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:17 pm

i learned most of this stuff from my uncle, he showed me how to read it then gave me a ton of rudiments to practice and im getting better and better keep up the good job bro
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:23 am

thank you very much for helpful. :P
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Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:48 am

Regarding reading 8th notes . . .


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Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:38 pm

Alan_ wrote:@ Bong: yup, a dot makes ANYTHING (any note or rest) 1.5x as long.


I dont get it, do u have a picture or something like the other things to make it any easier?

btw cool pics that u made man, they helped alot, especially since im barely learning how to read : D..thanks
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:43 pm

This is some really good stuff, I can read music, but I haven't done so much in a while, so this is a good refresher course for me.
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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:38 am

Wish I'd bothered to read this thread a couple of weeks ago. It would have been a good refresher before an audition I went to (and failed).

Here's a questions for you though...If presented sheet music for piano and guitar, for a song that you don't know, what do you do? Simply try to keep time based on the time signature? How do you decide where to enter fills, crashes, etc? Strictly by feel?
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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:03 am

basically, look at the rhythmic patterns the other instrument is playing. you don't necessarily want to copy every little thing, but it helps to know what they're playing so you can accompany it.
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Post Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:26 pm

chollyred wrote:Wish I'd bothered to read this thread a couple of weeks ago. It would have been a good refresher before an audition I went to (and failed).

Here's a questions for you though...If presented sheet music for piano and guitar, for a song that you don't know, what do you do? Simply try to keep time based on the time signature? How do you decide where to enter fills, crashes, etc? Strictly by feel?



Go here for the answer, grasshopper!

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Post Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:53 am

thanks tom!
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Gwasshoppar offer many thanks! Page duly bookmarked!
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Post Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:13 pm

Wow..these are awesome exercises!! Thanks Alan for the time!

..I'll be making my way through these!.. :D
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Post Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:36 am

This is a great thread. Thanks for all the useful posts, I will read your posts regularly hoping to learn drum lessons fast.