I'm probly gonna receive mass flamage along with a Fuqua-ing, but anyways. What are some of the benefits of learning standard notation? I don't mean chord charts, I can see how handy those would be as a form of musical communication. I mean, outside of classical training, how often will you come across a situation where intamate knowledge of the bass clef proves to be useful? I just can't picture subbing for a band (even a jazz band) and them giving me a sheet of SN and telling me "play that." And I already know everything else that has to do with standard notation (time/key sigs, rythym signs, note/rest lengths, etc). I just ain't too good with the bass clef, and back when I played alto sax I was naturally inept with sight reading and the treble clef. Is it worth my precious time to learn to sight-read? Convince me.