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How to learn to read music?


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Being a noob guitarist, I've pretty much been playing by reading tab, yesterday I discovered a Hal Leonard DVD that taught using actual sheet music.

I found it quite interesting, finding out where actual notes were on each fret of different strings, instead of just numbers on tab.

So, I thought it might be a good idea to try and learn properly to read music, specifically for guitar.

Any tips for good starting places, books, sites etc...?


Well-known Member
If you want to learn to read music notation then scales would be a good starting point to learn the names of the notes. Playing scales and arpeggios will also improve your technique.
When I started learning guitar I used a chord book to tell me where they are located on the fretboard.

Member 513627

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Learning scales will definitely help, I'm a self taught guitarist so am still a bit shaky when reading music.

Scales will definitely help, helping you learn every note on the fretboard without even thinking about it.

I'm more of a play by ear guitarist though :cool: haha :suicide:

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