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Right, so...when I was young I used to play trumpet, and at the time I had no problem reading music. Obviously, it was simple music and only the Treble cleff but rhythm stuff and the basics were no problem. Then, in high school I tried to learn piano and was...somewhat successful but for some reason the rhythm stuff and just the ability to read the music kind of exploded. I taught myself a few Chopin preludes but a lot of it was done through slow, laborious, memorization. Recently, I found a cheap full sized, piano-esque keyboard so I can begin to teach myself again since despite how shit I am at it, I still enjoy it and it's a good stress reliever etc. I feel since I had played more difficult stuff before if I could just learn the basics of reading sheet music I could really propel myself upward. My aim isn't to be AMAZING at piano or anything, I just enjoy it.
So, long story short: does anyone know any good methods/books/exercises for learning to read sheet music? Not just the notes but I struggle with playing things in time I've found...I don't know why. If I'm playing something I can play it correctly but if you put a metronome on that sucker it goes up in flames.
I'm sure you guys know a lot more about this than me, thanks!