Originally Posted By: tangleweeds
have reached the point where it has just begun to be a recreational instead of requisite activity. My intuition is that this marks a turning point in my learning curve, where reading music can begin to develop its own momentum as something I enjoy doing for its own sake.

I agree!

Originally Posted By: tangleweeds
I enjoy studying theory and am now working on recognizing and building chords on different scale degrees of different keys. Is this the sort of work which likely to be helpful in developing my ability to read in "words"?


Originally Posted By: tangleweeds
My problem right now is that playing level low enough that the material I can fluently sight-read is pretty basic, and therefore not all that inspiring to play.

Another possibility is to challenge yourself to make that simple material interesting by how much beauty and expressiveness you can bring to it. The key is to listen deeply to every single note and have a clear intention for what you want to do with it.

Edited by Bruce Siegel (09/12/10 11:37 PM)
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