n my January 2016 blog, “Discovering Your Musical Purpose”, I wrote:
“As a long-time music teacher and performer, I believe that a well-rounded musician needs to be able to do the following:
- Sight-read scores written with standard musical notation.
- Improvise spontaneously using chord progressions.
- Accompany a singer or solo instrument (using a keyboard) from a score that uses only a melody, lyrics, and chord symbols.”