Originally Posted by jonescrusher
I can't see why the subject is obliged to focus on something like sightreading ; the study of music doesn't need to involve it at all.
How do you study music without being able to read music? What's there to study if you can't read the literature or speak the language?
Can you imagine a guy going to a music school or music teacher and saying, "I want to study music, but I don't need to learn how to read the notes because I don't think that studying music needs to involve that at all?"
Are you just going to wing it all your life, "play by ear?"
It's always, always, the non-readers who put forward this spurious argument.