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PostSubject: Can you read music   Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:21 pm

I can't, but its fun to watch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kotK9FNEYU
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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:11 pm

Yep, bass and treble clef. Played jazz for 7 years in school and its still some of the hardest and most rewarding stuff to play.
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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:57 pm

No, I can't read a note but I gotta learn if I ever hope to learn to play
the two Harmonica's I just bought. At 63 I figure that music might
be a nice change to learn.
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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:45 pm

I can read music, I used to play the sax:) Coltrane is incredible, but my personal favorite is Charlie Parker, he used to play some really crazy stuff at pretty crazy speeds too Smile Reading music is a basic skill for a musician, so is a certain degree of technical proficicency of an instrument. The part that I really admire is that people who are good at improvising actually understand all the theory behind it, that's the complicated part Smile I can't even imagine the twisted mental processes that took place in the heads of people like Parker or Coltrane when they played those tunes Shocked Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:42 pm

I believe I heard this recently in an interview with Faith Hill. She confessed that she can't read music. Hard to believe.
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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:52 pm

Amazing what talented people can do on youtube.

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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:46 am

One of my jazz professors who was a drummer once told us that Buddy Rich, a big band drummer, who couldn't read music, would have someone that could read music play through a new chart once so he could hear it, then Buddy would play through the chart like he had been playing it for decades.

Buddy Rich, an amazing drummer and a POS human being!
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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:28 am

I can read percussion music, but do no better than getting a general sense of what the music should sound like from regular notation.
I doubt the Buddy Rich story; the guy played with jazz bands from the age of 12 or so. He was also a band leader. I can't imagine him not picking it up somewhere.
No doubt, though, he could be an ass. I don't know that he was a POS, but he was notorious for his ugly temper and arrogance.
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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:29 pm

In fact the Buddy Rich story is true, he could not read music, he would memorize a chart after hearing it one time. Two of my former music professors worked with former Buddy Rich band members who confirmed this is how Buddy learned his charts.

Other jazz musicians that couldn't read music:

Erroll Garner
Django Reinhardt
Wes Montgomery (until late in his career)
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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:41 pm

I'm sure if I put my mind to it I could once again read music. I learned it in high school and wasn't great but was decently proficient. I used to have several guitars but they're all gone now, jut didn't have time for it and lost interest. I'd like to get another someday, and I'd like to get a piano at some point and start to play just for my own amusement. I suppose once I do I'll make an effort to read sheet music again.

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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:53 pm

I read music, but like most guitarists who can read music, I do it rather poorly and very slowly. I can't sight read and play a piece or anything like that. I'd say I'm more music literate than an avid reader!

Thanks for this link, though! Now I need to pop on some Coltrane!

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PostSubject: Re: Can you read music   Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:26 pm

Yes, and I can sight read vocally with solfege - something I'm very proud of. :-)
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