I was curious to open up a poll…
I saw a post on the Mandolin Cafe… mentioning the reading of “Standard Notation” (not tab).
I thought it would be interesting to read feedback from our community… By instrument and by posting if you can indeed read standard notation on your instrument(s)?
I thought there was a way to do polls here… but I don’t know how to set it up.
For me… I can read music… and studied Theory… So I know major, minor, diminished and augmented triads, chord progression, chord notation…
However, I freely admit I have never applied to Banjo or Mandolin.
@BanjoBen, Is it necessary? Useful?
I also had a thought… I don’t want to push non-value-added work to Ben…
But… maybe there is a lesson in this to discuss?
Also @BanjoBen, if some basic or popular tunes had those charts transcribed and available… Players could learn the TAB, memorize… then print the standard notation to “read” as they play what they have memorized this, enforcing the notes to the tune they already can play. Even a basic tune might help start the ball rolling… Like “She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain”.
Just an idea. What do y’all think… ?