About Marking Note Names (letters, plus #’s and b’s) on Sheet Music
This type of lettered sheet music has each note’s letter-name marked in (such as E, F#, Ab, G).
If you are a formal music student, your goal should be fluency of music reading–without the use of this practice.
Who can benefit from note-names marked on sheet music?
There are several important situations where this reading aid, the adding of letter-names, can be quite useful, and sometimes even necessary.
Adults who have no access to private lessons, due to their locality, financial means, age, eyesight, mobility, and so on.
Those who may have had private lessons long ago, and would love to play their favorite songs or pieces, but who desperately need a refresher on all those notes on the staff and the ledger lines. This is especially true with difficult key signatures.
Students of any age who may have one or more learning disabilities, or perhaps another disability, such as memory loss.