Those of us who teach beginning musicians know that students often want (need?) letter names written with music notes to identify them more easily. Most modern method books start with some combination of letter names and notes. But the eternal question is when must students stop writing in the letters and rely only on traditional notation?
A couple years ago, in trying to convince a student to stop writing in the letters, I stumbled on the phrase “training wheels.” It’s like riding a bike: Using the training wheels is okay for a while, but no one would want to ride a bike with them all their lives.
Any thoughts on the issue of writing in the note names?