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Topic: i don't get how to read Music
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AuthorTopic:   i don't get how to read Music
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posted: 2/22/2004 at 9:43:37 AM ET
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Well i know what each note stands for, i know key signatures,i know what are flats and what are sharps and i know how to count already, i juast don't ever know what note start on In School in chorus i can't ever get that . I know something about BADGCF but i dunno when that comes into place .I don't know what note to start on when i sing .

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posted: 3/9/2004 at 8:59:33 AM ET
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Very few people have what is called "perfect pitch" or the ability to perfectly recognize a pitch. Quite frankly, I'm very glad that I do not possess perfect pitch as this can be a dreadful liability when singing with a somewhat lesser experienced choir. Many of us develop very good "relative pitch". This is the ability to accurately find (and sing) a pitch once one has been given. This is how I find my notes when singing with a choir. There is no magic -- you just have to keep practicing and practicing to do this well. It is fun, and if you plan to sing in many choirs in the years ahead, is invaluable. No-one can do this at first. We all have to go through the drudgery of practice. How to do it is to begin by playing a note (on the piano is how I did it) and singing it. Then practice your ability to sing intervals from that note such as a Major 3rd, or a Perfect 5th. Something easy like that. You will be amazed how quickly you begin to recognize these intervals and when you are singing with a choir, will be able to utilize this new skill rather quickly. Hope this helps!

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posted: 4/2/2004 at 11:55:29 PM ET
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do you not know how to read music? That can be a devil to teach......I assume from what i read that you learned most of this stuff in choir...they are known for telling you the names and what they stand for and all that jazz, but not counting. If you need help I would advise checking your library for books on how to read music, or simply ask a band teacher or choir teacher.


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posted: 7/1/2004 at 7:20:47 AM ET
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Relax and smile! Review your basic music , and start with few good solfegge... ask the assistance of choir directors or music teachers who can help. i teach the very basic flashcard reading of notes even in college.


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