This is a customizable, interactive software program that's good for students of any age who want to teach themselves to read music. It comes with a textbook that is a wonderful stand-alone resource and can clear up any questions as you use the program. Want to learn more? Read our review of Practica Musica.
Music Ace Deluxe
This software covers everything you need to know to get started understanding and appreciating music. The multimedia approach taken by Music Ace Deluxe keeps things interesting as you learn and grow musically. Want to learn more? Read our review of Music Ace Deluxe.
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe
This computer program works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos to give you instant feedback as you play correct notes in a melody. There’s more than 300 lessons and 70 instruction videos to help you progress quickly and easily.
This awesome resource comes with 165 lessons that cover basically everything: learning tablature, chord strumming, playing melodies and fingerpicking, and lots more.
Finale Print Music
This isn't a course in how to read music; it's a live sandbox in which you can explore and create different music notation experiments and then hear how they sound. It's designed for composers & songwriters who need to create professional-quality sheet music, but if you're interested in a program that will grow with you as your knowledge and understanding grows, then this could be the one.
With the Earth Below
Acoustic guitar, brazilian funk, folk with a spiritual edge, Americana, Bluegrass or gospel, the songs on these albums will grab you and won’t let you go. If you're looking for beautiful and happy music, you've found it here.
This is a pure acoustic batch of 14 beautiful songs. My music is a mix of Americana, folk, and uplifting sounds of gratitude and joy. These songs are a prayer to life, love and beauty. This album has had great reviews. I hope you enjoy it too!
Ready to Read Music by Jay Althouse Four sequential units of eight lessons & exercises on each, all designed to prepare you to read music.
You Can Read Music by Amy Appleby This series provides you with pretty much all you need to know. Each package includes an easy step-by-step book and a one hour compact disc filled with useful exercises and professional arrangements. The basics can be mastered in just a few weeks.
Learn to Read Music
This is a great book & DVD combo that teaches the basic principles of reading music, rhythm, scales, intervals, and all the other goodies you need to learn. Pop in the DVD and start learning!