Some people have compared learning to read EKGs with learning to read music.
In both instances, one is faced with a completely new system not rooted in conventional language and full of unfamiliar shapes and symbols.
But there really is no comparison. The simple lub-dub of the heart cannot approach the subtle complexity of a Beethoven string quartet, the multiplying tonalities and rhythms of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, or even the artless salvos of a rock-and-roll band.
Source: Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need,,Thaler, Malcolm S. The 5th Edition, p.g 4