robin loops wrote:Seeing patterns is great. unfortunately it leads to not reading the individual notes as much.
This is a hasty response, as I have only had time to scan the topic briefly, and don't know all that's been posted- but I would say that seeing the patterns leading to not reading the individual notes as much is a good
thing. That's the process whereby reading notation stops being approached as pseudo-tablature, the music being heard only as an end by-product of the endeavor, and starts becoming a process where the actual music is first appreciated directly from the score, and is then realized on the guitar in accordance with how well developed is ones aural rapport with the instrument.
In other words, I would reverse the words "patterns" and "notes" in the above quote, or eliminate the "un" prefix.
In fact I wondered before I read any of the posts why the thread wasn't headed "Seeing the patterns, or only the notes"?