51 thoughts on “This Simple Exercise Will Help You Read Music Much Faster

  1. Hey students. I highly recommend you check out this lesson next to get all of the note reading techniques you need from beginner to advanced!
    Link: https://youtu.be/5WffAfGOpEY

  2. I found my sight reading got a lot better after watching your triads and inversions video. Seeing the notes in stacks oddly makes it easier to recognise their relation to the staff rather than a lonely note for me.

    I made up and reminder for the descending notes that's:

    A Fine Dish Be Gammon Egg Chips (a fine dish be… etc)

    Which might be a little bit British because gammon, egg and chips is a pub grub standard. Maybe you've got your own foody things that'll work, too.
    Maybe biscuits and gravy… which over here would have you put in an asylum.

  3. Okay. That Batman transition was awesome 🙂 Not a huge fan of the fancy note animations. A bit too distracting. For the core info I always prefer function and clarity over form. But I can definitely see you are trying to increase the editing quality of your vids! I appreciate the effort. Hopefully my feedback is helpful in this process.

    The content is great as always 🙂 Keep it up!

  4. Your technique has simplified my years of struggle of reading music above the ledger lines! Thanks! You have a new subscriber!

  5. Maybe it is easier to learn the notes of the bass clef, to explain that the lower C of the G clef is also the upper C of the bass clef. So you go up with the G clef and you go down with the bass clef.

  6. thanks, but still it doesn't free us from memorizing. 😟 the best method that works for me is to memorizing all same notes placements on the staff together. e.g. memorizing all C s locations on the staff together.

  7. That is cool. As a guitar player, I've used CEGBDFA to know what notes are in chords. CEG=C. CEGB= CM7. CEGBD=CM9. CEGBDF=CM11. CEGBDFA=CM13. DFA=Dm DFAC=Dm7 ….EGB=Em. EGBD=Em7 etc, etc. But I never realized how it fit the lines of the Staff. Thank you for posting this!

  8. Good good excercise !!! Im a early intermediate adult player. Ive had lessons off & on but they are expensive. Im so glad ive found your channel. Im currently on my own and id love to break into the intermediate level. Thank you for your tips.

  9. 8:13 gotcha!!!! You haven’t memorised it yet isn’t it ?? 😂it’s CAFDB not CAFBD.

    But the lesson, oh God!!!!
    It’s a really really really reeeeaaallly useful lesson!!!!!! Thank you very very very veerrrrry much!!!!!!
    Really great!!

  10. This is a good practice for thumb under/over as well and for CHORD development since each basic chord is made up of 1st 3rd & 5th… so the pattern is one that is fundamental & carries over as students learn… excellent concept big thumbs up!

  11. Man I'm so damn old that I would fail a drunk test by saying the alphabet or counting backwards. But it is good for younger people.

  12. Since you struggle so hard to do this backwards, I deduce this pattern isn't really relevant in your playing or practicing because if it were you wouldn't have to really think about it.

  13. I like your teaching technique. You not only cover the “what” and “how”, but the”why”. It is important to me to know why I’m learning/doing something. What is the end game? Makes all the difference. 👍

  14. very helpful. i am a vocalist and sight reading seems to be scary. i have tried formal lessons, books, and i am trying to see what will work to get better at sight singing

  15. Very good idea for someone just learning to read music. I will practice this as you have stated. You made it easier to remember.

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