My kids learned to play Violin using the Suzuki method. Playing by ear. My eldest daughter learned to read music much later and plays in a youth orchestra and also a folk band. Her playing is pretty technical when she’s following notes. My youngest doesn’t read music but by playing by ear she cracked the code and can now generalize between instruments because she understand how music works and where the notes are. I’ve never learned to read music but can also get a tune out of every instrument I’ve picked up (not saying it sounds good but I can get a tune).BRIGGS wrote: ↑18 Nov 2022Learning to read music was a big advantage. Before Jazz band and classical guitar, I only knew chords.Mistro17 wrote: ↑17 Nov 2022Classical guitar seems to have a certain discipline when it comes to education like the footstool and I see people using sheet music. Reminds me of classical piano lessons. What would you say is a great advantage you got from your teaching? I actually skipped any classical piano lessons. But I do find myself wanting to learn how to write so I can get better at rhythm.
Strangely enough, none of the people I know who learned to read music from the beginning can jam.