Another thought occurred to me about patience in your approach to learning music. Learning music is like learning another language in
In Norway there is a highly regarded harpist named Willy Postma, teaching in a major University there. It is highly likely that if you search on the internet and find a way to contact her, she will know a teacher or an advanced harp student not too far from you! Good luck!
Thank you so much!
Luckily, I have now found a teacher, Sunniva Wettre, who is based in Oslo. I only have lessons once a month, but it’s better than nothing. I also purchased Pamela Bruner’s Play the Harp Beautifully, and it’s helped me a lot to learn to read music. So things are looking good 🙂
Tali, thank you so much for posting that site on reading music. I went there and loved the way they teach you to read the notes! I too never learned to read music, I never had to. Playing guitar with voice there just was no need. Just figure out the cords and go. I also have been writing the letters under the notes and found my self reading the letters more than
I share your dilemma. One thing I found which is helping is music flash cards. Although my wife is ready to feed them to me, they are helping.
I find I pick through a song reading the music the first few times then I catch the finger placements and the sound and ignore the music from then on… which is not improving my reading speed at all. But I do not read fast enough to play. I suppose time will help and diligence….
Hmmmm.. I wonder if she will cook the flash cards forst?
I know exactly where you are coming from I love doing music and i think im pretty good in it but when it comes to read music i am horrible. I can not combine my hand and what i read.
But it is just a matter of training and i promise it will be better in a few years – but never forget it has to be fun – so play sometimes without reading and you will learn soon that reading is not everything!
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