Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Dyscalculics who are musicians or who have had any musical experience...please read!
Posted by AnnetteS on February 18 2008 09:25 PM
Throughout primary school I was in the school choir, sang with my school orchestra and at the age of ten was chosen with one other person from my choir to sing with a very well known orchestra in my city along with other hand picked children. I learnt to sing from the sound of the notes alone and completely ignored musical notes as I did not understand them. It was and still is one of my biggest achievements to date that I sat through the whole of the nut cracker listening to the amazing classical music wondering how all these musicians are reading these strange musical notes to play music and why they did not record the tune in their head like I did?
I also attempted to learn the violin but was "sacked" by my music teacher because I forgot my music book and kept on losing the key to my violin case!
I also adore the piano as the sound soothes and relaxes me and I would still love to learn how to play it one day without having to read music - after all how did Stevie wonder learn how to play the piano??