OK, question for you all.
I never learned to read music. I just didn’t really see the point. When I was learning guitar in the 90s I used to buy Hal Leonard transcriptions. I nearly wore this one out:
I used to just work from tab though. Endless hours trying to nail solos, nuanced rhythm parts, and getting those audio players where you could slow the music but not adjust the pitch.
It all begs the question - how important is reading music? Do you folks read music, and if so, why?