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Heather Broadbent

15 Sight Reading Tips

September 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM


15 Sight Reading Tips

  • Know the key signature

  • Know the time signature

  • Know if you are in a major or minor key

  • Know where your key changes are if any

  • Check tempo marking

  • Check for composer or time period to know the style of the piece

  • Look over dynamics before playing

  • Know the road map of the music - check for repeats and d.c. 's

  • Read groups of notes and not only one note at a time

  • Always subdivide

  • Keep going

  • Don't stop

  • Don't hesitate

  • Feel like when you start playing you have hopped on a train that is not stopping until it has reached its destination

  • Get better by Practicing Sight Reading - Schedule time in your practice sessions playing music never played before

  • Yours in Light
    Heather Broadbent

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