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?