Playing by Ear: 5 Reasons Why Reading Sheet Music Is Still Important Musicians who play by ear are rarer than you’d think. While singers only ever sing one note at a time, instrumentalists must figure out chords and complex rhythms, which requires a very gifted ear. Of course, a few chosen musicians are blessed with perfect pitch, which makes figuring out a note or chord a piece of cake!
How to Read Sheet Music: Step-by-Step Instructions Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought, “Hey, it’d be really cool to know how to play that.”? Do you have friends who play musical instruments, and you want to get in on the fun? Do you just want to expand your general artistic knowledge?