I have begun to teach myself to read music over the last couple of days.(Thanks to Tish Westman and our conversation here back in August about chords and notes).I really want to encourage other's to do the same!I drawed out the scale starting at G and would study 2-4 notes at a time and where they're located on the music sheet.A couple of hrs. I had the notes memorized.Including reading sharps and flats.Make flash cards to help U recognize notes faster.I found a web site that of mandolin that has flash cards to read. U set timer for 1,3,6 seconds then it tells U the note if U don't know.Still lots to learn,but this has made learning easier for me hope it helps someone else.Reading music is not the bear I always thought it would be.Again there is sooo much to learn this is just the way I've started.Find what works for YOU!! Get inspired and go for it.I'm 54 yrs old so any one can do this. We got lots of help here on psaltery strings.I challenge U to learn something about reading music and post it here.Let Us hear from U.WE ALL CAN DO THIS!TOGETHER IT WILL BE FUN.OK I'm waiting to hear from some of U.

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I'm using an app on my iPhone to learn to read music called learn notes. Works great for me as any time I have a moment I can work on it. There is an app for android called learn music notes but I have not used that app. BTW I'm  70, your right about never being too old to read music, or playing the psaltery.

I will have to check that one out.Thanks!!!!

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