Reading Music

You don’t have to be able to read music to sing in our choir but sometimes it helps just to be able to figure out whether you are going up or down or loud and quiet or singing or quiet.

If you want to know more about what all those lines and dots means then you’ve come to the right place.  We have sorted out some useful places on the web and videos for you so please dive in and have a bash.  If you find anything interesting then please let us know and we will add it.

We have selected a few links and videos which might help you:

How to read sheet music for beginners – Music is simply a language (the universal language, they say). And if you learned to read English, you can learn how to read sheet music. In fact, the basics are quick and easy to pick up. So let’s get started.

A simple intro to bars and notes.

The Mystery of Sheet Music – To many people, reading sheet music is an intimidating, mysterious activity. But it doesn’t need to be! It’s actually quite simple, once you understand the secret behind it.


Reading Music — 1 Comment

  1. The above website it very good at teaching the basics of reading music, and it tries not to be too American! A ‘fermata’ is what we would know as a ‘pause’. The rest is very comprehensible.

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