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Can you read music?
« on: March 15, 2006, 06:08 PM »
I was just curious how many drummers can read music.   :o

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Can you read music?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2006, 06:15 PM »
Yes.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006, 06:17 PM »
I can read it fine, comprehension is another thing!

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006, 07:27 PM »
Yes.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006, 09:03 PM »
If you are referring to drum charts, the answer is a firm "yes."

If you are referring to music with notes, keys and melodies etc.. my answer is a cautious "yeah, in a music theory/piano 101 kind of way." I wouldn't be able to site read but I can figure stuff out on a keyboard well enough to muddle through.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006, 09:03 PM »
Yes


Offline David Jung

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006, 09:06 PM »
Yes, but that doesn't mean I can play it.  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006, 09:21 PM »
I can read in the snare drum rudimental way, or drum set chart.  I can't read the "staff".  A base knowledge of reading is a must IMHO.

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006, 09:41 PM »
Yea, i just have problems sight reading, and reading guitar notation. I've been working on figuring out what notes are where, but i'm far off from memorizing anything on the guitar.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006, 10:04 PM »
Yes - both drum set notation and "pitched" notation.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2006, 10:19 PM »
YES ... melodic, harmonic and rhythmic notation.

And a poll would have been more appropriate for this question.

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2006, 10:23 PM »
Yes, thank you, yes I can.

Just gave a clinic at the Texas Music Educators Convention on this subject.
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2006, 10:29 PM »
Yes, I read music and have played 7 instruments in my life and sang for many chorus groups, and Choirs, and Bands.  But I don't read Drum music.  I play by feel with my ears and sometimes a bit of help from God!!! I sing lead vocals and play drums and I love to sing harmony too.  I won't rattle on anymore.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2006, 10:56 PM »
Drum music, yes.

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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2006, 11:09 PM »
Yes!

Offline Chris Whitten

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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2006, 11:13 PM »
I can read music. I've studied harmony and theory etc.
I haven't used specific charts on 99% of the music I've recorded. However, I always write out my own cheat sheets based on drum notation, time is money people.  ;)
I think knowing how to read is an important bonus to your skill set. Also, from what I've seen, it is more or less an essential skill on the US circuit. Less so in Europe.

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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2006, 12:34 AM »
Yes!
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2006, 01:07 AM »
Drum music - yes; not quite able to play by sight.
other music - I can read it very slowly and tell what it is but I don't play any other instruments and I can't sing in key, so chalk that up to a pointless ability.

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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2006, 02:59 AM »
Yes - drum notation, melodic notation and tab.

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Re:Can you read music?
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2006, 05:06 AM »
Yes, or at least I could years ago!

 

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