Adults learning Irish Music In the US
Whats the best way? No sheet music, just learn by ear, at sessions and off CD’s ( as some purists would tell you.)… or read the sheet music and commit to memory?
My thoughts …by ear is just fine, if you’re a little Kid in Ireland and pick it up that way from day one, but here in the States an Adult will never be able to assimilate such a large body of music that way and to learn this music in a reasonable time will mean picking a hundred or so tunes out of tunebooks and commiting them to menory….