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I love your Grand Staff Defender game. I play it almost on a daily basis and I owe it my ability to read music to play piano.

 - Frank

I love your game. My piano teacher is amazed at how quickly i have picked up reading notes. I think its all down to your game. I havent told him yet. He can continue to be amazed.

 - Surya

About Read Music Free

If you are learning to play the piano or guitar, ReadMusicFree.com is an excellent supplement to classroom and private lessons. 

 

Results of Sight-Reading poll

Read Music Free is dedicated to providing 100% free learning games and resources to music students of all ages. The free online games you find on this site were written because I found it very difficult, as a beginner music student, to find enough sheet music at my comprehension level to help me develop sight-reading abilities. This turns out to be a common complaint. In 1992, two hundred twenty one nationally certified teachers of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) responded to a poll which asked them to rate the importance of sight-reading as a skill. Thirteen percent replied that it was the most important pianistic skill at the piano, 73 percent rated it highly important and the remainder rated it fairly important, while no one rated it as somewhat important or insignificant.

Interestingly, only 7% of them said they address it systematically. Reasons cited were a lack of knowledge of how to teach it, inadequacy of the training materials they use, and deficiency in their own sight-reading skills. Teachers also often emphasize rehearsed reading and repertoire building for successful recitals and auditions to the detriment of sight-reading and other functional skills (Source: Hardy).

This site is and will remain free for one simple reason: because music makes the world a better place. We hope you find it useful. If you have a suggestion, or you want to talk about music, have an idea, or if you just want to say hello, then please send me an email.

ZipXap LLC is headquartered in Lake Orion, Michigan, USA.

 

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