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 Poll: Reading 

Would you be interested in learning to read music on the Stick?
Yes 82%  82%  [ 14 ]
Maybe 12%  12%  [ 2 ]
Knowledge is the work of the devil 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 17

 Poll: Reading 
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mad_monk wrote:
Forty years, six thousand instruments and not one solid reader.
There is something profoundly wrong with that.

Mad Monk.


Time to revisit this thread, here's hoping Mad Monk comes back, I do have a few questions for him..

One, one (working towards being a) solid reader. Getting better every day, too.

For every comment in this thread that says things along the lines of "oh you might be better off to just spend your time just learning the instrument" or "It won't help you learn to improvise" or "I learned that, but it's just not usefuI" I humbly submit the following list...

Eric Clapton - Layla
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
The Imperial March (Darth Vader Theme)
Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son
Bach - Minuet In G
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Charlie Parker - Billie's Bounce
Steve Adelson - Tap Dance
N. Paganini - Perpetual Motion
Paul Simon - The Sound Of Silence
Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Steve Adelson - Like Jeff
The Who - I can See For Miles
Can't remember who the hell did it - Low Rider
Sleepwalk
Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Dreaming
Metallica - Sad But True
J.S. Bach - Two Part Invention No1
Bob Marley - I shot The Sheriff
Miles Davis - So What
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
AC/DC - Hell's Bells
Greg Howard - Del Mar
Greg Howard - Requiem for Persephone
Greg Howard - Adrift
Greg Howard - Sangre De Cristo
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Blackstar
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
All Of Me
L.V. Beethoven - Fur Elise
Stella By Starlight
Autumn Leaves
Rush - Tom Sawyer
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun

They are all on my Youtube and Soundcloud page. Sure, some are better than others but meh... I think the point that learning to read well will really help with all aspects of this instrument has been illustrated. That was the objective.

It's quite a few tunes since mid-July. Plus there's some original stuff in there also that I didn't mention, and a LOT MORE stuff that I just didn't post. I hit record at the end of each practice session and sightread a new bit of music every day.

I've done the experiment, I'd say that musical literacy and the ability to read well is a HUGE advantage, it frees up all kinds of time to work on other stuff... So yeah, this reading thing, there might be something to it...

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