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Playing Music by Ear

Playing by ear is less frequently encouraged in traditional music lessons, which is surprising given that most musicians would love to develop this skill. Why is the ability to play without music considered second rate to sight-reading? For many students

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Sight-Reading

Poor sight-reading has been identified as one of the reasons students stop lessons. The most effective way to become a successful sight-reader is to practise the skill regularly. Just as with reading a book, in time students will recognise clusters

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Reading Music

Fail not to practise the reading of old clefs; otherwise many treasures of past times will remain a closed fountain to you. – Robert Schumann In the West, reading musical notation is probably the most common method of learning and

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