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Why Reading Music Notes is Not Going to Make You a Musician

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Why Reading Music Notes is Not Going to Make You a Musician

Reading music notes will not make you a musician. It’s really simple, to read music notes is to only learn to recognize a note on a staff and know what name and tone to play and for how long. Many want to be musicians start out asking about how to sight read music; thinking that they can take a little time to sight reading music and they will be able to play an instrument. The Fallacy of Musical Notes Reading The misconception is that you are trying to play music as if it were a point by point...

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Music Theory Rudiments

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Music Theory Rudiments

Music Theory Rudiments are simply the fundamental music elements such as notes or musical notation, the use of these notes as pitch as used in a master staff, application of rhythm or time, note intervals, key signatures, music scales and music chords. The rudiments of music are the definitions used in the structure of music to allow you to create then communicate that song to others. In the classical sense they are the parts of music theory used to define melody and harmony. Here at the Music...

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Start Reading Music Notes

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musictheoryworkshop.com, Many inexperienced music students commence with reading music notes. This video clip presents to the two principles you need to fully grasp for reading music notes.

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How to Identify Key Signatures

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How to Identify Key Signatures

Can you identify key signatures easily? Or do you struggle every time you look at a mass of sharp or flat symbols on a piece of music? Identifying key signatures requires learning the relationships and rules of how the key signatures are formed. The major keys are closely related to the mathematical sequences and interval relationships. They have a specific mathematical relationship with the minor keys as well. Identify Key Signature Name and Number Relationships Identifying a key signature is...

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List of Music Keys

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List of Music Keys

A List of Music Keys: Just How Many Key Signatures Are There? Often, new music students will say there are 12 keys of music, but what they are referring to is the twelve keys they can identify on a keyboard or piano. So it would make sense to believe there are only 12 key signatures (also known as keys). However, since you have the ability to have keys with double names this opinion falls apart quickly. Key Signatures in Music Major Key Signatures There are fifteen (15) name labels for basic...

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