Sight reading music before you play it is something talentless dumbasses will never understand
@Polaroid, my friend has a masters in music and is OBSESSED with classical music to the point where she gets turned on by fawns (based off a particular play with the music composed by her favorite composer). She now teaches music at a private music school and always tortures the kids who dont practice sight reading because it shows heavily in their music and lessons
@Polaroid, It's amazing what you can accomplish in your head if you read music. Going the other way requires the real skill though.
@PunnyBaker, your friends knows what up
@Polaroid, one thing I thoroughly enjoy about playing music is sightreading a new piece I've never played before. Gotta love missing an accidental or two... *Shoots self*
@Polaroid, that's why it's an actual graded part of band competitions. They give everyone a new piece of sheet music and you have a few minutes to sight read and look over it and then the band has to play it and get scored on how well you do
@Richard Cypher, I couldn't sight read music for crap... So I had mad respect for those who could.
@Polaroid, pew pew shots fired
@Polaroid, as both a trumpet player and professional musical theatre actor, sight reading is a great skill to develop. I've always had a knack for the skill, but it can easily help make the first few rehearsals go far smoother if you really work at it
@Polaroid, I wish I could sight read. I'm trying to learn how. I sang in a college choir and the conductor was kinda impressed at my ability to mimic and learn a song fast. I still want to learn to sigh read so I can join other choirs now that I have left college.
@TheHashTagger, I was forced to learn the trumpet so I was somewhat reluctant to learn but I learned to love it despite not being good at it. Sight reading is still a mystery to me and I'm going to relearn the trumpet soon to fuel my love for it
@Polaroid, it’s also a great dose of humility if you think you’re the best musician.
@Kliment Voroshilov, i know it's not the same, but I sightread guitar tabs all the time, especially if I'm suddenly inspired to learn a song and just don't have my guitar around at the time.
@DankSideOfTheForce, I feel like it's the same, I have a much better understanding of guitar tabs than sheet music so it's kind of like whatever you have a gift for I guess?
@Polaroid, I'm not a trained musician, more self taught but I have a great ear for it. Never learned how to read it. I just remember FACE
Or ya know, he could be a conductor or a musician writing notes in his score LIKE PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS DO? Shjt, I even used to do that when I played in high school and college
its sad that musicians are so uncommon nowadays that people consider them hipsters for reading sheet music in public.
That man looks a little old to be a hipster
@Dex the Lumberjack, He was a hipster before it was cool.
He is a conductor, A CONDUCTOR I TELL YOU
He looks like Tywin Lannister, bet he's reading the Rains of Castamere.