Yes Pat, you were very clear, and we understood - we were just messing with your mind a bit, but all in fun. I too couldn't read music as a comeback (crisis) player so I went and bought a small book - about $16 - and taught myself that skill. I don't have it all, but the stuff in my head is supplimented by the questions I ask when I see something "new". Pat, it's really quite simple - essentially, if you can count to eight, and are not completely blind, you can add to your other skills and learn to read music. I can't play by ear to save my life (I've only got little ears you see ).