Bizarre enquiry:left to right or right to left??

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by twigglet, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    OK now this is a bit odd, but for some reason we were talking about trying to read music backwards from bottom to top, and I for some reason then wondered this.....

    Hebrew is read from right to left, so when music is played do they read it too from right to left rather than from left to right ?? I posed this to super-sop and he told me that I should post a topic on here.

    My mind is bizarre I know, I apologise for its goings on... :wink:
  2. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Good point though!!
  3. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    Arabic is read from right to left but when they read music they have to read it left to right which they find really difficult at first but then get used to it!!!
  4. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    Which poses the question. How do they manage when the lyrics to a song are printed beneath the music. There must be a few cross-eyed arabs and jews out there. :shock:
  5. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    There you go twigglet, i told you someone wood no :lol:
  6. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    errrr, I dont think so
  7. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    When I write my music for the Royal Guard of Oman bands I usually write the music first left to right and then they are given the song words in Arabic seperately for them to learn. They don't sing many western songs so they don't need to read the music and words on the same sheet like we do. If you buy a book out here in Oman in Arabic it starts at the back and finishes at the front.

    Darrol Barry
    Composer & Arranger
    The Royal Guard Of Oman
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Watched the highlights from the Edinburgh Tattoo the other week and thought the items came across well.
  9. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    Well thank you for clearing that one up, I can sleep easy now.... :D
  10. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    Hebrew is the same, ie music is read left-to-right.

    Flammin' SSEES students!
  11. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    Takes (an ex) one to know one!! :wink:
  12. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    Of course. Back there on Monday!
  13. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    I start a week on monday, quite exciting now!! I'm living in Campbell house, any idea what thats like?

    See you at the OPen for a beer!
  14. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    I was correct - as this picture of a Jewish music student shows..


    .or perhaps he's been reading the steroscopic pictures thread! :shock:

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