Musical talent!?

How far can someone go without learning to read sheet music? Well… I’m still going but I guess I haven’t gone too far. I know “F.A.C.E” for treble clef, that’s about as far as it goes. My brother got me a book that should help me learn but I have been too stubborn so far to use it.

Anyways, I have been told that I have the tendency to go flat when singing. Last night I felt like I began to get past that. About a 2 hour singing/guitar/piano session and I was doing much better. I heard the notes in my head, before anything came out of my mouth, and I was able to hit notes that are usually a struggle for me. Previously I’d do my best first shot, and then to try and “climb” up to reach them when I realized I wasn’t right on.

Whats the point? -> Well, It seems like a “duh” moment, but I believe I have had an epiphany where if I conciously picture the note in my head before letting it come out of my mouth, it works. That’s all. Anyone do something similar?

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  1. BU


    I wrote this for fifth graders — maybe it can help!

    Jan 24, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

  2. KrissyMiss

    Well, that sounds more objective rather than subjective, so sounds good to me! Although the feelings behind music may be subjective, the notes themselves are not. Keep up the good work! 🙂

    Jan 27, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

  3. Sam

    Thank you BU! I’ll use that when I get the inkling to try and actually learn to read music :-p

    Kristen, I’m not sure what that means, lol. But thanks for the support and smile!

    Jan 28, 2009 @ 6:29 am