I am interested in finding out why sight reading comes so easily to some people and other people find it to be a daunting task. I am referring to people who read music very well but who cannot sight read very well. Some students try, get it wrong, and try again no problem. Other students never want to try at all because they know that they simply cannot sight read correctly. Still others play it wrong the first time and wrong the 2nd time as well. One student said it was because people do not want to fail so they never try. Consequently the skill of sight reading is never practiced and therefore they are "bad" sight readers. I am curious to see what your experiences have been either with sight reading yourself or teaching students to sight read. Some people get it and some don't. There has to be a reason!
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