Reading Music for Guitar

Scales and Modes for GuitarReading music for guitar is important and a lot easier to learn than you think. If you are serious about guitar, learning to read music is an essential skill. The lessons here teach you how to read standard music notation for guitar. There's no question that this is something that will help you grow as a musician.

Apr30
Video thumbnail for youtube video To Read or Not to Read? Part 3 - Some Practical Pointers

Here are some great tips for you to improve on your basic music notation reading skills in order to become better (and quicker!) at sight reading.

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Apr15
Video thumbnail for youtube video To Read or Not to Read? Part 2 - Making Musical Milestones

Nick Minnion discusses the three basic levels of playing and how being able to read notation affects one’s ability to become a better guitarist.

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Feb01
Video thumbnail for youtube video To Read or Not to Read? Part 1 - The Tyranny of Tablature

It’s an eternal debate as to whether or not a guitarist should learn to read music as opposed to tablature. Nick Minnion gives us his take on the topic.

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Jun03
Playing a Guitar Solo

Time to tackle the notes on the third string of our guitars! Peter’s series on learning the notes of the guitar in standard notation continues along, complete with exercises and sound files.

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Mar29

Learning to read music is easier than you might think. Peter Simms returns to Guitar Noise with a lesson on the notes found on the second (B) string, complete with some simple exercises to help you easily learn the notes.

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Jan29

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to start (or finally) learn music notation, then help is here in a big way! As Peter points out: the only obstacle is that reading music takes a while to learn. If you truly want to learn, patience and consistent practicing will get you there.

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Nov15

In the second installment of Tom’s series on reading notation, you’ll learn about ledger lines, repeat signs and other musical traffic signals, as well as delve into accidentals and key signatures. Plus you get an arrangement of Jingle Bells to get you going for the holidays!

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Sep12

Even people who don’t read standard notation will tell you that it’s a good idea to learn to do so. And it’s easier to learn than people think. Tom’s latest piece is a great place to start to pick up this skill that will last you a lifetime.

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