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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Frettage, Jan 21, 2010.
Musical notation, yes. Tabs, never tried.
My sight reading is rusty (crusted over and would need a day or two soaking in WD40 to loosen up). I read charts (nashville numbers, chord charts) regularly.
It's the TAB that I have sit down and fiddle with to figure out.
Given the choice of notation/Tab, I'll take notation every time.
I can read.
But it's very very slow..
Most likely Treble, Bass, Alto, and Tenor.
In case you don't know them, here's Alto:
And here's Tenor:
Both are essential C clefs moved to different positions. There are other clefs but I'd assume this is what the guy meant.
EDIT: There's also the neutral clef that some percussionists use:
I've tried to learn drum notation but to little avail.
i played tuba 7 years prior to playing bass.
i could read bass clef.
once i figured out the notes on bass, i applied them to music notation.
i learned tab first, then cord charts, then i experimented with actual sheet music.
I can read. Barely.
I started off on Euphonium so I could read treble, then when I switched to bass I have to think long and hard about what I'm doing when it comes to bass clef. I still need to put in a LOT of work
I can read music....just not the bass clef
i learned to read by experience. I walked into a situation where it was required, so I basically taught myself. However, now I'm working with a teacher to help my rhythm reading skills
I can read both bass and treble clef, but not very well. I'm mostly an ear-player (probably being that I play largely improvisational music.)
i find that the stuff thats divisible goes pretty good but the more out there phrases ie triplets tied inside other triplet groups and more complex groupings are just impossible to count out....did you hit a wall/plateau at that point and if so how did you manage to get past....
Read the notes, decipher the rhythm, slowly.
I can read sheet music but I suck at tabs
Yep: treble, alto (slowly anyway), bass and neutral (drum) clef.
I play instruments which use all these clefs.
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I can read bass clef BTW.
I can read. I can sight-read (not Jaco transcriptions, but just about anything I'd have to do in the real world). I can improvise. I can play by ear and know a crapload of tunes (mostly alot of jazz standards and classic rock, pop, funk, motown, and r&b). Keeps me working. University of Miami baby.
I think that reading is a skill like any other, in a couple of ways. First, it improves with practice, and gets weaker if it's not practiced. Second, no matter how good you get, there's another level to work on trying to reach.
I am a better reader when I have been playing regularly with a big band. But if I go into a big band gig without having done it for a while, then I stumble. While I call myself fluent, there are still kinds of passages that are difficult for me, and bassists who are better at it.
Presently I am working on my treble clef sight reading, and completely on a lark, am trying to learn a relatively easy twelve-tone composition for flute that was written in the 1960's. Now that's some reading, because there are very few familiar patterns. I also have "Chord Studies for Trombone" and am using it to get my cello chops back.