Do I need to learn how to read music?
Learning guitar seems daunting enough for the beginner without the added challenge of reading music notation. The truth is reading music can help players be independent learners and also help to understand the sounds that we produce on our instrument.
At Leyenda Guitar the student is presented with music notation and also guitar tablature. As well students are encouraged to practice and play by ear! All processes are valuable in helping you become a better player. The guitar is a very physical instrument and because of this beginners focus on technique and the mechanical aspects of playing. Looking at music notation is like reading a map. It is not necessary to look at it always, but as a reference to learn where to go.