[Harp-L] How important is it to be able to read music?
Thu Dec 8 12:33:36 EST 2016
I believe you are referring to harmonic information.
A melody is distinct from the harmonic information. Consider any of a
number of blues songs, all over the same I IV V cadence.
Can you discern the melody with only the chord information?
On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:56 AM, Michael Rubin <
michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx> wrote:
> Gary says Chord charts have no melodic information.
> You and I read chords very differently. Almost all the melodic
> information to be had in a song can be located in the chords.
> Michael Rubin
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:25 AM, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx>
>> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 8:34 PM, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx>
>> > I am a horrible staff reader, but can sight read chord changes on guitar
>> > (for the most part).
>> > Just to put a fine point on it, I am talking about reading a chord chart
>> and playing guitar, not playing harmonica--although I could translate
>> changes into harp information as well--but chord charts have no melodic
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