I just updated the Beat Of The Week. It reminds me of when I took lessons years ago. I was always writing out exercises for myself to learn. It helps to learn these patterns. It will help with coordination and reading. It’s a good idea to write out your own exercises that way you will also improve your writing.
It will take some time to be able to write out this kind of exercise and sit down and play it. Keep working on it and you will always be improving. It’s a long slow process but reading will definitely make you a better musician. If you plan on being a professional player reading is very important and can open up opportunities for playing in different situations.
Remember you want to make a living as a musician so the more you know the better. There are a lot of musicians who are successful and don’t know how to read but you never know what kind of playing situation you will end up in so it’s a good Idea to keep your options open.