Introduction to a Musician’s Literacy

Consider this an introductory post to James’ musical literacy project.  In recent weeks, I have dedicated a large amount of my time towards becoming a literate musician.  That is to say, I’m determined to be able to write and site-read musical notation.  I am already, what I would consider to be, a competent musician and guitarist but one of the things that has always bothered me and has limited my growth as a musician is that I cannot write or site-read musical notation.  I have a rudimentary knowledge of the bass and treble staffs and can, with some thought and calculation, determine notes on the staffs.  However, my ability to hear and perform what is written on paper is weak at best. Continue reading Introduction to a Musician’s Literacy