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How I did it: As a young person, my parents got me a musical note-reader ("note-speller"). My music teacher assigned me a few pages each week that I was to complete.
Yet someone reading this is surely saying, "But you were young! How can I learn this when I may be more "young-at-heart" than "young in years"? Glad you asked! Thanks to the Internet, you can learn to read music (or "read musical notes", if you prefer) in a matter of a few weeks (occasional practice), a few days (more frequent practice), or in a matter of...yes! In a few hours (more immediate, diligent practice). Best of all, here is a link to a completely free website (and no, I found it on google -- and I myself have nothing -- "nada", "zip" -- to do with it, since I was simply looking for a free website to help others learn to do this quickly). That website is:
Very cool! If you know your "ABCs" -- actually, if you know only from A to G (so yes, that would include the letters in-between A and G), then... you're all set!
As a person with a graduate degree in music, I could only have wished that there were such speedy ways to learn things -- and at no charge ("for free"!) -- when I was a young person, first learning to read music.
The cool thing about that website (above) is that you can choose to set it for treble clef (that would be the notes *above* Middle C, which is close to the middle of a piano keyboard, for those who may not know), or for the bass clef (that would be the notes *below* Middle C on the piano keyboard).
That site will show you how many you are getting correct, as well as a percentage that you have gotten correct. Very handy indeed! (And all with NO piano/private music teacher -- or their lesson charges!)
(A few of you may still be wondering why I should share this! Would you believe: Others have been very kind and generous to me, and I would like to pass that kindness, their generosity on to others ("pay it forward", as some might say). Read how I did it… 7 months ago