How To Read Music.

Alan_

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heck yeah!!! good stuff.

that last image especially, that was part of the next installment. Now I don't have to use crappy MS Paint to draw that out.

So, slightly truncated drum notation installment next time round.
 

Brother_Bong

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Alan_":1hhc382d said:
@ Bong: yup, a dot makes ANYTHING (any note or rest) 1.5x as long.

thanks for the compliments, I aim to demonstrate some notation indigenous to drum music next.
Cool, thanks.
 

Alan_

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I'm excited to see a few people getting into this thread.

One side benefit of learning how to read music is that it lays the groundwork for sequencing electronic music, if you're into that sort f thing.
 

Alan_

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If anyone wants me to, I can also elaborate on reading music other than drum music, stuff like what the staffs mean, where the notes are in relation to the notes on a piano or guitar, etc.
 

CHAOSTROPHY

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thank you alan for this ive been needing to get back to the basics and rudiments but its been so long since i have practiced my notation sight reading i forgot how fun it can be and since ive been playing for 20 plus years and for the last 10 or so years without even reading a single note its good to get back to the basics and discover it doesnt bother me or hinder my creative and or natural abilities from playing thru feel and heart because your lesson post have helped me to realize the heart and feel of notation and i just see and understand it now as opposed to when i was much younger and less patient so...thanks again alan and keep up the good work
from rick (aka)- CHAOSTROPHY :D
 

b b253

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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
 

mead50

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Alan_":1bioyzgf said:
@ 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
since u live in austin are u gonna catch the smoking popes when they play the the mohawk aug. 12th, just asking
 

og15

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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.
 

chollyred

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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?
 

Alan_

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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.
 

rlrrll

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chollyred":2e2e1rtu said:
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!

http://www.unitedgrooveworkers.com/foru ... f=12&t=313
 
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