Sharon Vizcaino wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:39 pm
bear wrote: Sharon Vizcaino wrote:
Agree with bear. I'm trying, but there's only so much time in a day if you have a full-time job! (And even less if you're a student...). But who knows, maybe someday I'll save up enough to retire, become 'literate' in music and act condescending towards those who are not. That's the dream
I am retired and I can read well enough to play what I want, but I'd probably flunk any exam on the subject. The pieces that I can't read; I probably wouldn't be able to play that well. So, I see it as a service to mankind. If I could read better, I might try playing pieces that were over my head and play them badly.
Wise. I just play them badly, half by ear. My teacher does NOT find this amusing. Hahaha. I do that for piano, which I can read sheet music for fairly well. If you ever want to hear cringe-worthy Mozart, be sure to call me!
I have no issues at all with people who don't want to learn theory, but, for me, the cringiest thing (or the most annoying, anyway) is the longtime players who actively discourage us late beginners from learning it. Not here, but on another active forum, it seems to be an unspoken rule to jump on any beginner question regarding theory with an all out assault to either frighten them away with misinformation and tangled terminology or insist they don't need to be learning "that" until they can play 100-200 songs perfectly. Intensely annoying.
That, and the objectification of female guitarists.
And, the general discrimination against left-handed guitarists.