The Tidbits of Reading Music.

Music is on the same wavelength as Language.
When you're learning how to read music, it's like learning a whole new language.
There are so many facets to the language of music.
Notation, values, dynamics, tonality, depth in sound, technique, symbols, signs, other languages (Italian, German, French)...

The language of music can be applied across the globe...
The language of music can be applied to other instruments...
The language of music is acknowledged by everyone, even those who don't realize it.

The Facets of Music

Notation: reading music on the grand staff is a feat. You're reading two completely separate staves of music at the same time, processing two different sources of information (& then some...) and performing the actions associated by both simultaneously.

1. Music Alphabet
(alternatively: ABCDEFG)

2. Notes on the Staff
lines & spaces; patterns: repeat, step, skip, hop, jump, leap

3. Connecting Notes to the Instrument
no matter what instrument there will be importance emphasized on... patterns, hand positions, 'music map's (deciphering how to read music; where & how to start !)

repetition is key.
practice as often as possible!
play: explore the instrument and figure out sounds that 'sound good' to you!
morning practices, i've found, are the most effective, especially the day right after the lesson. Information gained sticks and is still hovering, apply it! The longer you wait to use the new information, the greater chance of losing it. (15 minutes, at least 5 days a week -every week > 1 hour for 2 consecutive days before the lesson > 2 hours for one day mid-week/close to lesson day.)

**composing using inventive, lettered, notation...
***fluidity in note reading & connecting to instrument