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Re: SIGHT READING - How do I improve?
12/16/2003 10:08 PM
Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:
Get an instrumental book for any instrument in treble clef. Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone. Sit down and start playing in time. Do it in as many different positions as possible. Clarinet is the best beause it has the same written register as the guitar. Look at fake books and play the tunes as the notation would be for the guitar and then an octave higher than the guitar music is written. You will be playing actual pitch, not the transposed part for the guitar.
Start by doing a little every day. Sight reading is exactly that. Play the piece thru once or twice and then go on. Forget the mistakes when sight reading because that is exactly what sight reading is.. playing at sight.
Practicing a hard piece is not sight reading, and could be memorization. If you are able to, mark in the fingerings where errors are made.
There is no one answer here. Just go some every day. 15 - 30 minutes per day. Charlie