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Would you be interested in learning to read music on the Stick?
Yes 79%  79%  [ 11 ]
Maybe 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
Knowledge is the work of the devil 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 14

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I like the idea of being able to read Stick music.
but... the movie is soooo much better. 8-)

Greg seems to have the right idea.
He puts fret position animations in his videos.
You can hear the music and see the fingering at the same time.

What I would like to see, is song tutorials done the same way.
Pick a tune and then learn how to play it visually with fretboard animations.


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People who paint by numbers never learn to paint.

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Music is a safe kind of high. - Jimi Hendrix
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People who paint by numbers never learn to paint.

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Fair enough.

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Music has a stronger mental effect than most people believe.
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Fair enough.

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There is no more righter way of musicing. I confess, werkspace's comment that "the movie is soooo much better" may be the funniest thing I have read today, but it puts into perspective the many different angles that people take on reading for the Stick.

Mad Monk is good with the reading, quite good actually so I am always curious to see how he musics on the Stick. He's big into theory, discipline and theory - it has served him well. He turned us on to some good exercises and is always up to challenge the norm. His mute button on the subject is broken, not that I am trying to fix it. I'm going to put that out there as a compliment and hope it is taken that way (wink, finger snap, double hands pointing to you).

So the idea of READING or just WATCHING instructional video gives us (each) the same dopamine fix - we feel satisfied. Why not embrace both aspects of that? Structured (read as reading) and unstructured practice (watching videos, noodling) each have their practical benefits and both can be used to achieve that same dopamine rush.

So, to me anyway, reading is a part of it. For many of us, we read better in one clef or the other AND the Stick is not a native instrument, so only prolonged exposure to it (and the awesome fanboy parade that is the community), generally in the form of unstructured practice is a real gateway springboard into more disciplined learning techniques. The general premise here is get the "fix" any way you can. Often, it is not one way or another - it's an alternating current and if you look away at the time reversal, you won't know how that energy came into the universe in the first place :D

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I have a friend who teaches piano.
You can put any sheet music in front of her,
and she puts on an amazing performance.
She is classically trained and I sometimes test her,
she always amazes me. I'd love to have her talent.

I like the music of Henry Mancini.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Mancini
It would be my dream, to play his music on Stick.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=henry+mancini


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My .002 (whether it's wanted or not)

Imagine being able to look at any, ANY piece of music. And play it as written. In time, and at the correct tempo, instantly...

I feel like that would be a powerful tool. (Literacy) And working towards it solves almost every issue I have had with this instrument. Dealing with two clefs simultaneously is challenging without a doubt, a gruelling and sometimes slow grind, but there is noticeable improvement daily. Plus, I get immediate access to all kinds of different stuff. All about the approach, I think... So yeah, personally I am totally stoked about reading, it is literally what I spend, like 90% of my practice time on. Then again, I am a practice psycho... :D Language of the dots. Language of the dots...

Everybody is different, of course.

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Imagine this then as a counter balance to such a talent; to sit or stand with your instrument
with nothing, just a blank slate of well practiced mind and begin to play without preconceptions
of "piece" or "song" but an improvisation in a clear moment invented-- a splendid place of courage without a net :twisted: ...

So one type of musician struggles through reading their sheet music and another type noodles in a somewhat boring or contrived way :|. But when a degree of musical mastery is achieved in
either context it transcends the methods used to get there, yes?

So I guess the trick or the rub is not knowing for sure what type you are :? 8-) .


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