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Rants & Raves Episode 3

The Truth About Reading Music!

In this video, I’m talking about why everybody needs to read music.  Although many teachers leave the decision up to their students, without the skills to read music – at least a little bit – is the very same thing as being musically handicapped!

To find out more, watch the video!

All the Bass

Joe

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An Argument Against Tablature

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“Hey Joe, what are your thoughts on using tablature versus learning to read music?”

Watch out, there’s a rant coming:

Tablature, which is promoted by many teachers as being an easy to follow alternative to reading music, can cause serious problems for the developing bass player as it is set up to create a ‘motor movement’ only response system to playing music. It is for this reason that I present an argument against tablature in modern day music education.

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