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So simply put, after thinking about the future and just stuff in general, I decided after years of working with tabs, I play well enough that for now I can put technique improvement on hold and it's time to start learning to read sheet music. I went out and bought a beginner's guitar book to start reading from the basics, but I'm getting the same feeling I did when I started Latin; "This is a different language I don't understand, how do I start?", only I don't have a guide like I did in the Latin book, or at least I don't think I do. The book was Berklee Basic Guitar Vol. 1, and I have no idea where to start with reading the notes. Does anyone here have suggestions?
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#2
---------F
E
-------D-
C
-----B---
A
---G----
F
-E------


notes on the staff and the notes in between.

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You'd probably benefit the most from getting lessons.

But other than that, I'd suggest looking around on the internet for sites that show riffs in tabs and notes side by side (I believe Power Tab does that also, correct me if I'm wrong) and basically figuring it out from there. It's not too hard to understand once you get the jist of it, as long as you start with relatively simply stuff.
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#4
Lessons....you can actually take college courses such as (music theory 100, Music theory 101, or basic music theory) Or get a guitar teacher...but not all guitar teachers will show you how to read.

Also it depends on the level you want to read at....at can read slowly....but for sight reading it takes years of dedication
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notes on lines and a way to remember it
Fine
Does
Boy
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very

notes in spaces spell out face (low to high)


Or "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge"... Yours is kinda.. random words o.O
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Or "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge"... Yours is kinda.. random words o.O

Every good boy does fine?
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Every good boy does fine?


...Im as confused as you are o.O
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#10
just learn notes on the staff and get farmiliar with the circle of 5ths. Then learn all the symbols (rests, note values, treble-bass clef). After you got that down practice practice practice.
#11
Well, first things first, if you don't already know the notes on the guitar on the whole fretboard then definately learn that first, it will make learning to read sheet music 10000000 times easier. Other than that everything all of the posters in this thread have said are good methods, but i personaly use; even george bush drives fast (EGBDF on the lines)and f.a.c.e (FACE on the spaces) and also the sharp and flat signs seem obvious enough Good luck with learning to read sheet music and enjoy guitar!!
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thats just the way i learned it in school 9 years ago so it might be wrong
nah yours is fine. Thats how I learned it and its worked for me all these years.
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...Im as confused as you are o.O

I wasn't confused.. I was just confused why you were confused..
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I wasn't confused.. I was just confused why you were confused..


Well then I think that settles it then.
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Well then I think that settles it then.

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I learned it in that the open spaces going up spell FACE and the lines are just the letter after the letter in the space.
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#17
lines (bottom to top) E, G, B, D, F
spaces bottom to top FACE.
easy-peasy.
F------------
E
D---------------
C
B--------------
A
G---------------
F
E-------------
D
--C--
etc.
D, C are below the staff. it continues on above and below.
This is treble clef, by the way, which is what guitar music is written in. Bass music is in bass clef, which you shouldn't worry about too much unless you play bass. it's just written for the lower notes.
#18
I really really recommend Solo Guitar Playing by Frederick Noad for learning to sight read. It is a classical guitar based book so long as you are ok with that.