Significance of Reading Music

Guitar can be played either by listening, watching or reading, and every method has to be practised, developed and followed because each method has its own merits and features. If one develops sight-reading, then certain exercises are to be focussed to keep it locked with memory.

Western musicians are always caught by surprise at the intellectual ability of Indian Classical performers performing continuously for hours and hours just depending on memory. And even Musicians back home are awestruck at the well-timed play of hand and eye in synch by western classical performers going through the written piece.

Both styles vary in nature, training and overall development of a musicianís personality. There are very few musicians blessed with both styles of experiencing music but there are plenty of good musicians, great listeners with extraordinary grasp of Music but yet they donít feel the need to know Music-reading.