Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

Sight reading or playing by ear?

Okay, I just restarted playing the piano/keyboard and this time, I want to mainly play Pop/Rock. I'm almost always restricted to reading sheet music because I played Classical when I was little. I was just wondering what would be the best route for me since I'm going to focus on Pop/Rock now, sight reading or play by ear? Also, any other tips for playing Pop/Rock on the piano/keyboard would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Playing by ear as early as you can is definitely the best way to learn. The sooner you abandon sight reading the better. You don't wanna be at a point sometime where you can't find sheets of a song you wanna learn but can't cuz your not used to ear training.

    Trust me, by ear is the way to go!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I used to play piano. I played it by ear and was real good.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think playing by ear would sound better if u got the right notes but reading is good too and its less work

  • 1 decade ago

    If you are just restarting, i would suggest to sight read at first.

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