Posted by Bill Phelb on July 10, 2001 at 01:16:38:
In Reply to: I disagree posted by Danny P. on July 09, 2001 at 09:36:12:
Theory is very good but reading and site readidng are not skills that help much as a diatonic player. Reading makes more sense if you are going to learn to play chromatic.
: I have to disagree with all the people who say you that it's important to learn to read music.
: If you're going to play classical, jazz, or something that requires a deep knowledge, then yes, you need to learn to read music.
: But if you're playing folk, rock, or blues, learning to read music won't be of much help.
: It's a good thing if you CAN but if you're just wanting to play along with Bob Dylan records or jam with a guitarist, it's not important.
: While every bit of music training will benefit you in any other musical thing you do, reading music is not always a priority.
: I can read music a little bit and I've never used it for the harmonica.
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