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To the already excellent answers I'd like to add my own take. Mainly out of personal experience, but also out of experiences shared with me. It is not clear to me from your question how you have approached leining so far. But applying a trope to text and memorizing both for leining is a pretty advanced skill. A bar mitzwah can spend months learning an aliyah ...


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There are lots of Torah reading tutors, for almost every possible musical tradition. There are CDs, youtubes, and even programs you can buy. I have no idea what tradition you're looking for, but here's some things to keep in mind generally: If you aren't the most musical, then properly learning to read with grammatical rules should be your focus. You can ...


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I started to learn to lein the Torah (Ashkenazi, typical American, non-yeshivish, non-Chabad) before my bar mitzva from my mother, A"H. She started with the most basic, common trop-phrases (mercha-sof pasuk, then mercha-tipcha, then munach-etnachta), and then had me repeat that note, applied to its own name, and then applied in various contexts that ...


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Dunno if this is the way, but there is a standard tune for the Ashkenazi trop, running through all the symbols. Munach zarka-aah, munach segol, munach, munach, revii... I've always seen the Bar Mitzvah boys begin by just learning that tune very well. Once you can sing it in your sleep, you can start attaching little pieces of it to what you read.


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