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A Master Musician’s Secrets for Learning to Read Music

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An interview with musician Johnny Navarro. Students lucky enough to have Johnny Navarro for a teacher leave their first lesson already playing.  I was thrilled to catch this legendary Las Vegas composer, teacher and musician for an exclusive interview on his methods of learning and teaching music. Learning to play music When Johnny was 8,…

Learning to Read Music – Again

I have wonderful memories of learning the piano as a child. After I married, however, I no longer had a piano and my talent languished. One magical evening, I meandered into a piano showroom where polished Steinways and burnished Yamahas lay open like jewel boxes, ebony and ivory keys gleaming under soft lights. I yearned…

Book Review: Ready to Read Music

Ready to Read Music Book

I encourage my children to pursue whatever creative dreams they have. They recently each expressed an interest in signing up for piano and guitar lessons. I know their music instructors will guide them along, helping them build a strong foundation in the instrument they choose to play. But I also want to be able to…

Music Instruction Software Review: Music Ace Deluxe

Learn to Read Music with Music Ace Deluxe

Music is very much a part of my family’s everyday life. We have it on in the background as we work or study, we sing along with the radio as we run errands in the car and soothing music in the evening helps set the tone for a restful night. Listening to music transitions us…

How to Teach Kids to Read Music

What do you do when your child comes to you, expressing an interest in learning to read music? If you’re like me, you panic a little on the inside, as this is not a subject you know a great deal about. But I have good news: there are a lot of good products out there…

Practica Musica Review: Music Instruction & Music Education Software

Teach Yourself to Read Music with Practica Musica

When my nine-year-old daughter came to me and expressed an interest in learning how to read music, I knew I was ill equipped to teach her myself. Although I had taken piano lessons for years as a child, my music theory skills were basically non-existent. I turned to a friend who was a music teacher…

Music Notation Software

If you’re just starting out trying to learn to read music, then there are some excellent software programs you can buy that will give you a thorough education in the building blocks of music. The five software programs on the left sidebar tend to teach much more than just how to read standard notation–they include…

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Reading Music for Beginners

Learning how to read may appear difficult, but worry not, because here I’m going to walk you through the best ways to learn, and make it as easy and fast as possible.

Best Ways to Learn How to Read Music