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Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question...
Q: First off, I'd like to state that, I am a decent guitarist with 16 years experience on guitar. I just watched your video on Constructing Chords on the Guitar Neck where you had mentioned that music reading is an important element for learning fret-board notes and music's various rhythms! I can't tell you how many times I've tried to discipline myself to begin learning to read music on the guitar. And, in the end, I have always abandoned it. I've purchased books like; the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, Classical Guitar for Beginners, and another one called Play Guitar Today. These books were so dumb and boring that I just could not find any motivation to study from them. My question would be; Is it possible for a somewhat established player to actually go backwards and learn a fundamental rudiment like music reading? And, have you got any music reading study tips. Thanks BTW - for your incredible guitar lessons! Bill, Rhode Island - USA
A: When it comes to learning music reading I think it can be summed up with three points... #1. Make a decision that you are going to learn to read -- and stick to it through thick and thin. #2. Realize that most of the books out there are not great, and only a few will work as good supplements to your studies. #3. Reading is made up of three core elements; rhythms, note recognition and note location on the fingerboard.
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