Learn to read music
by Andrew Constantinou
(UK & USA)
At present, I'm learning to play guitar using tabs, but would like to be able to read music, can you recommend a book to learn from.
You sent me the tab for El Testamen de Amelia a few months ago which I can now play. I sent you a thank you email but it kept coming back so I hope this reaches you.
Thanks for the very nice comments, I appreciate them very much. A book I could recommend for theory is Alfred's Music Theory series. The blurb on the site is useful information about the series...
"Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music."
Additionally, you might want to supplement your learning with a good Dictionary of Music.
I hope this is of help.
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When reading sheet music, how do I know on which string to play each note? I know how to work out notes on the strings but I don't know which string to play on. Please help me!
In guitar music, it's traditional to see a number(1-6) inside a circle. This indicates which string the note is on.
You can see a little example on this page... where you can see: "0" in a circle, which means the "A" open string; a "3" in a circle, which means the "c" on the third string; and another "3" in a circle, which means the "B" on the third string.
I hope this helps.