[Harp-L] How important is it to be able to read music?

Owen owenpevans@xxxxx
Tue Dec 27 14:03:54 EST 2016

Thankyou for acknowledging the post bad_hat! I felt the same way when I posted the link and I am glad someone else did too! Music is a conversation and the more ways we have to communicate, the better.

> On Dec 26, 2016, at 6:58 PM, bad_hat at xxxxx wrote:
> That was the question from the original poster.  Owen P.Evans had an outstanding answer, he posted this video link,
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X7qgBVnMfY
> It got zero comment.  The video talks about what musical notation is good at and compares it to what tab is useful for.  It's looking at it from a neural cognitive point of view as well as a practical point of view not that they are at all exclusive.  I also didn't find the video to be judgemental at all.  My take away is the standard notation exists because it fits a set of skills that human being possess in other words we created it because it serves us well.  What it doesn't say is if you can't read then you won't get the gig.  I really like how it's just there for you to see however you need to see it at that moment.  It's also about the first original thought on this topic I've heard in a very long time. So thank you Owen P Evans, I for one clicked that link and really found it provocative.

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