Friday, July 22, 2011

The Importance of Learning to Read Music For Guitarists

Sight reading or reading music while playing an instrument is a skill usually attributed to pianists, violinists, cello players, guitar, etc. Many of those I have known in recent years, say they learned to play by ear, or by accessing the tab are numerous sites that were and are still available in magazines, books and other printed materials, and in recent times, the Internet, which has become the most desirable teaching tool for aspiring be artists in the 21st century, allowing them to use these tools in the privacy of their homes in order to learn to play music. Although these techniques are valid tools for learning to play guitar, there are great benefits in learning to read music.

The first benefit, in the process of reading music is a guitar student to learn every note is placed on the guitar. As a trained guitarist, I think it is useful when playing with other musicians, to be aware of these practices in the event that you are playing with me especially to announce the changes at the right time. If the bassist or guitarist gives me another key, I have acquired knowledge that allows me to play a cable that will fit in with that key, because I know the root, or {the first note of scale} is and from there you can determine the scale I want to play.

It is useful because the scales are composed of individual notes. The major and minor scales are used in most popular music. These scales consist of seven notes with the major scale sounds cheerful and positive and has a smaller scale sad. The major scale key of C, {starting with placing your finger on the third fret of the fifth string} is C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C. For the scale of A minor, which is relative to C major, the scale begins with a surprising fifth string open, this scale is built of the notes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A.

The minor pentatonic scale consisting of the scale tones 1, b3, 4, 5, b7, {b} = flat note is commonly used in blues, rock and metal songs. For example, if a blues song that is written in the key of A minor pentatonic scale is A, C, D, E, G, A. The major pentatonic scale with scale tones 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 is a scale that is heard mainly in the Country Songs. The major pentatonic scale for the same key of A is A, B, C #, E, F #, and A = {} # high note. Plays music teaches the student the tonal value of any given note and where the notes can be found in different parts of the guitar.

Positional play (or fret that the first finger to be extended) is essential to playing the guitar. For example, a minor scale that starts at the 5th open string is called a minor in the open position. Consequently, the same scale can be played by starting on the fifth fret of the 6th string, and this is called a minor fifth, and in relation to this fact that can move freely around the neck the guitar is a direct result of the study of musical notation.

Of equal importance to this issue is the fact that the ability to read music teaches the student, by assigning a time value given to each note, how to develop the discipline to have notes of all, half, fourth, eighth and sixteenth, which in turn allows the guitar to create musical nuances that are important when playing both rhythm and lead.

After many hours of reading music, rhythm becomes intrinsic and improve the ability to listen, because it stimulates the visual sense and reinforces the hearing the music of guitarist. After all, music is a language and like any other language to be fully understood, to read, practice, and writing.

When the language of music is completely understood, it is easy to translate this skill with other instruments. When I wanted to learn to play the keyboard, I just took a song book travel and find middle C on the keyboard. I was able to play the melody of "Open Arms" at any time. To play chords, I read the bass clef and then compared it with the treble clef. The treble clef (the same key is used for the guitar) refers to the melody on the keyboard. With some practice, I could play the whole song. Soon I had a working knowledge of keyboards, and I found that keyboards are a wonderful tool to write music.