SteveL123 wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:25 pm
I know the various acronyms but they are part of the problem. It adds an (unnecessary step IMO) from staff to finger board. We humans are more visual/ sound based rather than text based. At least I am. I think what I'd like to have as a sight reading learning/practice tool is computer based that works like this:
As a note on the staff comes up on the screen, it flashes an image of the finger board with the note marked with a big white dot as well as play the note, I place my finger on the finger board based on the image. This is as close to from staff to fingerboard as you can get and eliminates the letters and acronyms altogether, which has been my hangup all these years.
Does something like this exist?
It could exist but it would not help with real reading, it would help to learn certain piece by heart, not to read in general.
Yes ... it could be difficult to learn, but only effort, time and patience will help.
Headache could be unfortunate part of it...
Did you go through other steps I mentioned?
1. Memorize fretboard
2. start to read music
3. start with more simple pieces
4. try to find scores to read of music which you are really like
5. be patient, do not expect immediate progress
6. challenge yourself to do something which seems overwhelming - after a while you would feel it easier
7. after some time you will find out that many chords, positions, passages etc. repeat itself or similar in works of different authors
8. expect to work not hours, not days, but years to move ahead, but after 1st-2nd year you will feel much more comfortable with reading
9. be prepared to learn new things and have progress all your life
Start from simple things.
I'd better speak by music...Please listen my guitar at Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc.