When to Embrace Written Music and When to Get Away from the Page
If you're wondering whether reading music is important to your (or your child's) guitar education, you'll quickly discover conflicting philosophies. A classical guitarist may tell you that reading music is essential to understanding the guitar and communicating with other musicians. A rock, blues, or folk guitarist may tell you that reading music is an unnecessary burden that distracts from musical expression. They may even cite you a list of famous guitarists who can't read a note.