Zed McJack wrote:
Excellent analysis Steve, although I am not really able to read notes the explanation as is is really good and I can follow. I am even thinking that I should push and learn reading notes more proficiently that I do
You should absolutely learn to read notes better!
Just take some small simple piece - even "nursery rhyme" type pieces and work through one a night - take about a half hour and get as much as you can. Do a different piece each night. In a month, come back and try that first piece again and I bet you'll be surprised how much more quickly and accurately you can get through it! You could even start with one of those simple Mel Bay or Hal Leonard level 1 books - no shame in that if you're learning to read - you'll get better by doing it regularly, so starting very simple and just chipping away at it is the way to go.