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Do you need to memorize music scale in order to play any instrument?

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February 07, 2009 12:22PM

In order to read music you will have to memorize the scales.

There are people out there though that can play by just hearing the

music and repeating it. Personally I think it limits you when you

cant read music. Good luck. You don't have to memorize scales to

learn to read music, however, it makes playing correctly in

the key easier. Memorizing scales is a overall part of musicianship

and understanding concepts of music. It also helps greatly if you

want to improv, especially in jazz music.

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