Re: It's official...you don't need to read music
The best thing that I ever did as far as music goes was to learn how to read music.
Im not the best reader in the world or anything like that. I hold my own.
Knowing how to read gives me a much better understanding of any musical piece that I play.
I play with musicians that can't read and they are limited in their playing because of it.
Feeling and being able to play by ear is important but true understanding comes from being able to read.
I wouldn't want to attend a school music program that didn't require reading.
I kind of like old drums:)