reading music

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by chenzo, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. TheSlur

    TheSlur New Friend

    Feb 22, 2009
    It is always good to be able to look ahead in the music. That way you can focus on later rhythms and prepare. Memorize that first note(or 2 or 3 or 4 or 6 depending on the signature)
  2. jdostie

    jdostie Piano User

    Feb 20, 2008
    Reading from Hymnals, walk before running

    Rowuk also suggests reading from hymnal - I've seen him mention this several times - for someone who has trouble reading, the addition of transposing would make it nigh on impossible. Are you suggesting just playing it as if it was written for a Bb instrument? That tackles one problem, but then again, if I'm going to learn something new to play, it would be good to learn it how I'd play it if/when I were to play it in church.

    Thoughts on that?
  3. jason_boddie

    jason_boddie Piano User

    Dec 26, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Re: Reading from Hymnals, walk before running

    Yes just play it, not worrying about transposing yet. If you need to transpose it later, do it then. It would only take 5 minutes max.

Share This Page