Hi everyone. Just put up a new YT lesson I thought might fit well on here. I know a lot of players try to sit in those reader vs non-reader camps (I try to avoid that kind of bass identity politics) and it can sometimes be a case of "I don't take gigs that need a reader" or (much worse) "I don't want to get chained to charts and ruin my ear". So I've outlined a couple of great reasons for learning to read that are often overlooked. One of the most useful reasons I mention in the vid is that of fretboard familiarity. I was a non-reader for quite a few years before teaching myself to read and I have to say that it completely transformed the way I see the fretboard. I cannot imagine going back to my younger self that would sit there having to work out notes on various frets. It doesn't take much reading experience to gain a completely instinctive recall of every note on the instrument. Anyway, I thought it might be a good topic for debate. The lesson obviously ties in to the Talkingbass sight reading course many of you already know about (and use), so excuse the links. I've got a feeling most players on here are fairly big advocates of learning to read. Have you seen any compelling arguments for NOT learning to read?