guide to reading music

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Saile, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Saile

    Saile Piano User

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    thanks for your help guys, ill have a look into it
     
  2. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    saile asks:
    But how will i know what to put on the software, if i don't even know what's what.
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    Your teacher has you playing from some book, right?
    You simply take the pages that you are assigned to learn and write them on the staff that's supplied via the software. Once its transferred to the computer, you can play it by pushing the play button and simplay "watch" it play. A dot or line follows where the music is so you don't get lost.
     
  3. Saile

    Saile Piano User

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    Well not just yet, my teacher writes scales, chromatic scales (which i do not know how to play lol) and like D.C and G major to play and practice getting the notes right.
     
  4. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Get a hymn book like rowuk suggested and download a free music writing software program. Go from there.
     
  5. Trumpet Dreamer

    Trumpet Dreamer Mezzo Forte User

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    You are absolutely correct. While singing hymn's at Mass last Saturday, I recognized this as a great learning tool for trumpet players. Simple, and more importantly, lyrical.

    And as my teacher told me...you learn to read by reading every day.
     
  6. Saile

    Saile Piano User

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    Can you please link me to a Hymnbook? I am still unsure what it is...
     
  7. entrancing1

    entrancing1 Mezzo Piano User

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    Hymnbooks are found in many if not most Christian churches and contain the songs (hymns) that are sung during church services. An assumption was made by some of the respondents to your post that you have attended a church where hymns are sung.
     
  8. entrancing1

    entrancing1 Mezzo Piano User

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    Here is a link to some hymns online that include a midi file containing the tune and a PDF file with the printed music. Best of luck to you in your quest to learn to read music.

    Hymn: From pray'r that asks that I may be

    Nan
     
  9. entrancing1

    entrancing1 Mezzo Piano User

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  10. entrancing1

    entrancing1 Mezzo Piano User

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    heres another site that may be easier to navigate

    Titles - A
     

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