#1
Iv been playing guitar for 3.7 years now, and I have never taken any lessons on how to read music. Im to the point of being able to shred really fast, but I only just remembered which notes sound good, and which ones dont. SO does anyone know any good websites or anything to just learn the basics, that way, I can have some knowledge of reading music.
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#3
can you kind of play piano? like move your fingers up and down? thats a good way to be able to visualize whats up on the music (learn to associate notes with piano keys) because its a lot easier on an instrument with only one of each note

but basically
know how to associate the note with the name
know how to directly play the note from the music on your instrument (aka, sight read)

thats it. its hard, but thats all it takes.
i have a 'white guitar'