Reading Music

04/25/2015

 
I will begin by saying that there is no such thing.  Music is music only when it is heard.  A skilled musician may internally hear something resembling pitches when reading a score in silence, but the resonances of those pitches can be heard only in real sound, or by the memory of real sound.
Most piano students are taught to "read music" as a matter of motor control, as in: "This dot means that finger on the proper key."  
Sorry: That's not the point.
 


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