I've recorded hundreds of records, gone on dozens of tours and played with many, many acknoweldged world music masters in my career as a multiple percussionist, drummer and producer.  But I never learned how to read bass and treble clef.  Your system seems to have cured that in an evening (or close to it)...

 - Rick

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Learn to Sight-Read Music Free Lessons

Music FAQ
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Commonly Asked Questions About Learning To Play An Instrument
Hopefully this answers a few questions that you might have about learning to play an instrument. It is written for students interested in piano, but the same questions and answers apply to any instrument.
Music FAQ
Sight-Reading Improves Creativity
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Why Learning to Sight-Read Can Make You More Creative
Learn why you should learn to sight-read and how it can help your musical creativity.
Sight-Reading Improves Creativity
Introduction to Sight-Reading Sheet Music
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Get a basic introduction to reading music
If you're just beginning and you don't even know where to start, then start here. You may not be quite ready for the game. The following lesson should give you enough information to get started.
Introduction to Sight-Reading Sheet Music


Free Games - Learn to Read Music

Play These Free Games in Your Browser to Improve Your Sight-Reading Skills

Grand Staff Defender
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Learn to Read Sheet Music For Piano, Keyboard, and Harp
This is a little game I wrote to teach my children (and myself) how to read music. It's a great way to learn the note values on the grand staff. If you are learning to play piano, then this is the correct game to play. I couldn't think of a name, and since the layout reminded me of Defender(in a vague way), I just decided to call it Grand Staff Defender. Maybe you can think of a better name. If so, send me a note! The gameplay itself is clearly Kaboom, but instead of a paddle, you type the value of the note (A,B,C,D,E,F, or G) coming towards you to stop it. Wow, Defender and Kaboom!?! I'm clearly showing my age here.
Grand Staff Defender
Notably Quick Guitar
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Learn to Read Sheet Music For 6 String Guitar
This version of the game will quiz users on an extended range of treble clef notes that is for 6 string guitar. It starts way down at the low E, and goes all the way up to the high E on the 12th fret of the 1st string. I know, the name "Notably Quick Guitar" is lame! I need serious help naming these games. Help me if you can. Anyhow, enjoy.
Notably Quick Guitar
Treble Clef Defender
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Beginners Game to Read Notes on the Treble Clef (Piano, Keyboard, and Harp)
Created in response to popular demand, this variation helps beginners learn the notes from middle C on up the staff to the G note that sits above the top line of the staff.
Treble Clef Defender

Free Tools

Use These Tools in Your Browser to Become a Better Musician

Piano Trainer
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Learn to Read Sheet Music For Piano and Keyboard
Use the Piano Trainer to practice reading sheet music and playing piano. The trainer is still under active development but will track timing accuracy, velocity accuracy, and missed notes when complete.
Piano Trainer
Chord Progression Map
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The Chord Progression Map
Use this Chord Progression Map to find/build pleasing chord progressions.
Chord Progression Map
Guitar Chord Machine
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The Guitar Chord Machine - Guitar Chord Finder
Use this tool to select from thousands of chords and variations. Because the Guitar Chord Machine is math-based, it is the most flexibly Guitar Chord Finder around.
Guitar Chord Machine