Towards the end of your investigation, start creating a plan to reach your music-literacy goals. You can create this in any form you like, for example, as an outline, a short essay, a diagram or flow chart. The plan should include:
- A description or list of the music-literacy skills you need in order to be the kind of musician you want to be.
- An accurate assessment of where you stand right now with such skills.
- A plan for getting from one to the other.
If you cannot answer #1 or #3 yet, continue to do some more investigation. For #2, create a record of your present ability. For example, make a recording of yourself trying to read a piece of music, or try to write a melody correctly, or simply look at the notated music and write about (or record yourself talking about) what parts of it you do and do not understand. You may be reluctant to make a record at this point, but later on you will appreciate having it as a point of comparison, to check on your progress.