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SIGHT READING - How do I improve?

Can you recommend a site or a software (prefferably free) that will improve my reading skills?
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Re: SIGHT READING - How do I improve?

12/16/2003 11:32 AM

Michael Roberts (769) wrote:

I've been reading a workbook published by Musician's Institute on sight-reading for guitar. It has been tremendous. I think the title is simply "Sight Reading for Guitar." Check your local music store.

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Re: SIGHT READING - How do I improve?

12/16/2003 1:12 PM

Tom Cavanagh (2608) wrote:

I second Michael's suggestion. The book is "Music Reading for Guitar" by David Oakes.



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Re: SIGHT READING - How do I improve?

12/16/2003 1:17 PM

Michael Roberts (769) wrote:

Thanks.

MR

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Re: SIGHT READING - How do I improve?

12/16/2003 10:08 PM

Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:

Dear Yossi,
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

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Re: SIGHT READING - How do I improve?

12/17/2003 2:51 AM

Frederick Burton (5465) wrote:

Charles is absolutely correct. Its funny how we can orbit the earth, walk on the moon, have cars that go from 0-60 in 8 secs, we can even cheat on presidential elections (LOL) but there's no technological advancement to help in sight reading!!! Its just a DO thing. I can also suggest a rhythm book to help you with identifying and counting rhythms.