# Numbers & the Alphabet

Would you like to know the trick to sight reading?

There is a method used among Jazz players that explains the mysteries of music

theory in a simple & direct fashion, and this is it.

The alphabet in music is “algebra”, do you remember algebra from maths class at school? Let me jog your memory:

a + b = c (Algebra is is the language through which we describe patterns, or replacing the numbers with the alphabet.) Now before you are taught “algebra”, you are taught “numbers”, because without numbers algebra would make little sense. So if we start maths with numbers we should also do the same with music. All of music is just simple maths.

Here is an example:

C major scale

The Alphabetical is the name of the note, while the number is the distance. In other words the alphabetical is it fixed point while the nu