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#beginquote# I've been playing the keyboard (primarily organ) by ear for several years but would really like to read music as well. I have taken several classes in music theory so I know timing, note values, pitches, etc. and can match them up on the keyboard. I can take a piece of music and play it through slowly by reading the music (chord by chord - see the notes, identify them, and play them), but I cannot read the music fast enough to play it in "real time". If I practice a piece over and over, eventually I can play it correctly, but I think I find myself memorizing it and then playing it by ear anyway. Any suggestions? I have been told my more than once source that is is much more difficult for someone to begin reading music if he/she can play by ear. I'm beginning to believe that but I'm determined to learn it anyway! Thank you. #endquote#
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