Learning to read traditional music notation is scoffed at by many amateur guitar players. But it is just one more step to becoming a skilled musician. It’s similar in important ways to learning how to read English (or French, or Spanish, or any other language).
Except learning to read the language of traditional music notation is a whole lot easier than learning French or Spanish. In fact it can almost be done without any real effort at all.
It is one of those things you can learn almost by “osmosis” if you let yourself be exposed to it. If you just learn a few basic common sense concepts the rest will fall into place.
If you are a new guitar player anyway – starting with simple melodies, scales, riffs and chords – it is the perfect time to expose yourself to simple melodies and scales written in traditional notation.
Check out these simple melodies, scales, riffs and chords for new guitar players. You may be surprised how easy it is.