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bandie08
01-21-08, 09:21 PM
I dont know why but I some times confuse trumpet fingerings like sometimes i forget to push down the right valve I know them but sometimes I end up playing alternate fingerings. is forgeting fingerings apart of dyscalulia? one of the symptoms are May have difficulty grasping concepts of formal music education. Difficulty sight-reading music, learning fingering to play an instrument, etc. Heres some things that people with Dyslexia/dyscalculia may do.

Barriers to Learning Music – dyslexic pupils may:
• Have a laterality problem leading to confusion re fingering etc.
• Experience directional confusion e.g. – up/down; left/right
• Be adversely affected by the black/white page a musical notation,
sometimes triggering visual distortions, dizziness or nausea
• Piano playing requires two-handed playing and two-stave reading, so can be
particularly difficult for dyslexic pupils (electronic keyboards may not create the same problems)
• Need more time for aspects of a musical activity like sight-reading due to:
- Lack of fast processing ability
- Limitations on working memory
- Lack of automaticity of skills
- Inability to complete a task in the ‘normal’ space of time
- The effects of frustration on skill development
• Experience personal disorganisation, leading to:
- Losing track of time of lessons
- Forgetting/ losing instruments
- Forgetting music to be brought
- Turning up at the wrong place at the wrong time

Dyslexia and Music
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• Music's own arrangements may be unhelpful:
- Time signatures that look like, but are not, fractions.
- Directions that can be in different languages
- There may be too many directions on the page to process at once
- Pages of music are very ‘busy’ and crammed full causing visual
overloading
- There are graphic symbols as well as notes in written music

its expecially hard on trumpet because some times I confuse same fingering notes like C,E or F#,B. I just found out That I have dyscalculia two weeks ago and really hope it doesn't affect my playing.

QueensU_girl
01-21-08, 11:04 PM
sequential LD? Working memory can worsen under stress (incl 'time stress').

Your other ideas (from your Testing Report maybe <G>) are likely correct.

bandie08
01-22-08, 09:25 AM
sequential LD? Working memory can worsen under stress (incl 'time stress').

Your other ideas (from your Testing Report maybe <G>) are likely correct. ok im worried now. I have to do alot of sight reading in college.

bandie08
01-24-08, 12:14 PM
I dont know why but I some times confuse trumpet fingerings like sometimes i forget to push down the right valve I know them but sometimes I end up playing alternate fingerings. is forgeting fingerings apart of dyscalulia? one of the symptoms are May have difficulty grasping concepts of formal music education. Difficulty sight-reading music, learning fingering to play an instrument, etc. Heres some things that people with Dyslexia/dyscalculia may do.

Barriers to Learning Music – dyslexic pupils may:
• Have a laterality problem leading to confusion re fingering etc.
• Experience directional confusion e.g. – up/down; left/right
• Be adversely affected by the black/white page a musical notation,
sometimes triggering visual distortions, dizziness or nausea
• Piano playing requires two-handed playing and two-stave reading, so can be
particularly difficult for dyslexic pupils (electronic keyboards may not create the same problems)
• Need more time for aspects of a musical activity like sight-reading due to:
- Lack of fast processing ability
- Limitations on working memory
- Lack of automaticity of skills
- Inability to complete a task in the ‘normal’ space of time
- The effects of frustration on skill development
• Experience personal disorganisation, leading to:
- Losing track of time of lessons
- Forgetting/ losing instruments
- Forgetting music to be brought
- Turning up at the wrong place at the wrong time

Dyslexia and Music
10
• Music's own arrangements may be unhelpful:
- Time signatures that look like, but are not, fractions.
- Directions that can be in different languages
- There may be too many directions on the page to process at once
- Pages of music are very ‘busy’ and crammed full causing visual
overloading
- There are graphic symbols as well as notes in written music

its expecially hard on trumpet because some times I confuse same fingering notes like C,E or F#,B. I just found out That I have dyscalculia two weeks ago and really hope it doesn't affect my playing.
any advice?:confused::confused::confused::confused:

orbit1
07-10-08, 11:59 AM
ok im worried now. I have to do alot of sight reading in college.


Learn to hear the music in your head, then play it. Thats the only way I could do it. For me, if I thought about the fingering, it just wouldnt work. For some reason if I hear the music in my head, it becomes easy, the fingers move themselves.