Reading music just isn’t rocket science. A simple outline of one’s path to success:
1. Learn the notes (bass clef & treble clef) as is also written and ways in which they correspond to the keys for the piano. (Go to “Piano Notes” .) Note flashcards are handy for drilling the notes. (see: “Read Piano Notes”)
2. Learn how to count the rhythms. (see “The Basic Rhythm Notes” below)
3. Combine the notes and also the rhythms, enjoying expertly written piano method books that are the most thoughtful and trustworthy helpful information on developing pianists.
(I recommend the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library, that can be found at most music stores, or online at sheetmusicplus.com -new window will open-. Use the “Piano Lessons” as well as the “Piano Solos” with CDs, and you also cannot fail. For absolute beginners, begin with “Book 1”.)
For direct links to method books, along with more thorough descriptions, see “Piano Music Books” .
A policy for developing your music reading skills with your method books is detailed below beneath the headline “How To Practice Your Piano Music Reading Skills”.
Once you already know the basic elements, practice patiently, persistently, and consistently and success will track.
Reading music with the piano will improve your piano skills, together with your overall musicianship. So let’s arrive at it! (Chapter 6 of “Piano Player… You” provides detailed material for this subject)