Help me learn to read music by telling me how you think/feel/visualise as you read music. (Yes, I'm looking for shortcuts.)
I've read a few questions with good answers on how to read music, including this recent one
on going from treble to alto clef, which could help me as well. I know that ultimately it boils down to a lot of practice, and I'm fine with that.
However, I also know that when, for example, I do basic maths (addition etc) I have simple little tricks that I've been using since I was a kid and I know that other people have similar, but often different, approaches.
I was hoping that some of you could share your tricks, or tell me what's going through your head as you read music (whether or not you're playing at the same time), or even any exercises you did when you were learning that helped you more than others.
I'm interested in your approach to both the notes and the timing (as in: I struggle with both of these elements).
I'll be reading to play the piano, so I'll need to learn both bass and treble clefs. I know the basic theory and I can figure stuff out if I sit with it for long enough but I'm hoping you can help me to accelerate my learning a little.