I'm trying to train myself to read music. I'm working out of a book of bass training exercises. My problem is that I have an extremely good ear and within a few bars I pretty much know how the thing is supposed to be played. Plus, as they are exercises, they are often repetitive. If I see a pattern of notes, once I figure out how to play that sequence the repeat of those same notes is obvious and there is no need to "read" it. When you "read music" is it common to recognize patterns and phrases to the point where you don't really need to decipher every note on the page?