A recent article explored whether or not there is such a thing as “musical dyslexia“.


After all, musical notation is a type of language, and some people do struggle to learn it. A neuroscientist has proposed the name “dymusia”.

It has never been proven, but research is being done to pinpoint what is happening in the brain when musicians suffer brain damage and lose their ability to read music.

Reading music, unlike reading text, is not a phonological process, so it has different neurological roots of difficulty. We’ve found 8 main causes of reading difficulty that underlie most dyslexia diagnoses.

Have you ever tried to learn musical notation? Did you find it hard or easy?

DSCN0462Sarah Forrest is a Literacy Specialist for the Easyread System, an online program for children struggling with reading, spelling, dyslexia and more. Get a free trial at www.easyreadsystem.com