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Learn to Read Music Fast – The Easy Way to Sight-Read Music

A simple & concise method to read musical notes. See notes and play them instantly on the piano!
Arthur Bird
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How to read notes and play them instantly on the piano
Name all the keys on the piano
Understand how a piano score works
Train your brain to react to playing notes at speed
Learn the Guide Note Method that will make sight-reading much easier

Learning to read music is one of the biggest challenges people face when learning the piano, and beginners can often feel overwhelmed when they are first faced with a piano score. Sight-reading notes using the traditional methods is difficult, and people can often spend years struggling to remember the note names. This breeds frustration and holds them back from doing what they really want to do, which is to PLAY beautiful songs on the piano!

But there is a way to easily get over this first stage of learning to read musical notes!

It doesn’t have to take years, months or even weeks and can quickly set you on a path of learning piano with fulfillment and fun!

Fast track your piano learning journey using The Guide Note Method. It’s easy to understand, effective, and much faster than the traditional methods most music teachers use.

Traditional methods are:

  • Ineffective – You have to memorise certain phrases/mnemonics such as Every Good Boy Deserves Football or All Cows Eat Grass, and remember where to use them on the piano score. Students often get these mixed up, and trying to remember which phrase applies where in the middle of sight-reading a tune is an ineffective approach.

  • Slow – Going through the process of remembering a phrase, working your way towards a note using that phrase, and then finding the correct key on the piano is a slow process. It’s not ideal when trying to play many notes at the same time.

  • Only partly useful – They tell you the name of the note, but not WHICH specific key is the correct note to play on the piano.

  • Incomplete – They only show you how to name 18 notes on a piano score, and don’t even include “Middle C”!

The Guide Note Method is:

  • Simple – The method used is easy to remember because it focuses on a core of just 10 notes, which give you the ability to speedily play 38+ notes.

  • Effective – It uses a visual approach, working off “guide notes” which is much more effective when sight-reading, as oppose to trying to recall phrases in the middle of playing a tune.

  • Fast – It trains you to react quickly to notes and their positions on the piano, because the note recall process is refined. By the end of the course you’ll get to a point where reading the notes is more of a reflex than a memory test.

  • Concise – It focuses on one goal, which is to see a note and play it instantly on the piano. You won’t spend 10-20 hours learning vast amounts of musical terminology, but you will learn how to read and play musical notes in a short space of time.

The course has interactive tests that make the process of learning the notes fun! Challenge yourself to improve on your times and see how much you improve as you progress.

There are also Speed Training Drills at each stage as you progress that challenge you to play along to click tracks at various speeds, further improving your sight-reading speed.

It also comes with a 50+ page workbook filled with valuable information and graphics that you can download and print off. It includes supplemental lessons that compliment the video lessons, as well as additional written tests that you can work through to refine your note reading skills even more. Having a physical visual guide alongside the video lessons is an important aspect of a thorough learning process.

This course does not cover how to read different rhythms, key signatures or teach you how to play specific tunes!

What it does do is teach you how to read notes using a fast and effective method, hugely accelerating your piano learning experience so that you can spend your time learning how to play your favourite tunes on the piano!

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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Learn to Read Music Fast – The Easy Way to Sight-Read Music
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