I have learned to read music and play what is in front of me on paper. If I play one song enough I can play it without the paper but have the notes memorized. I would love to be able to hear music an play it by ear but I can't. If you learn to read music then you will have the best of both worlds. A good friend of mine, Chooka Parker, learned by ear and he is giving concerts all over Australia.
18th June, 2017