Hugh explains the basics of reading music notation by sight while playing, tips are given for ways to speed up your ability to read on the fly as well as common traps and techniques to overcome them.
- So what exactly is sight reading?…Sight reading is the ability to read music with the same…fluency as if you were to pick up a book and read…the passage from the book out loud.…Now, learning to read music is just like learning…to read a foreign language.…The first step to doing so is number one, to get comfortable…with the musical alphabet within each clef.…We're talking about the G Clef and the F Clef…that we'll be primarily using in these lessons.…So you really wanna be comfortable with being able to read…and identify what those notes actually are, as close to…on sight, as possible.…
Now, another tip for sight reading is to learn to look…at the edges of the music.…In other words, look at the top notes and the bottom notes,…the melody and the bass.…Or in reverse.…If the melody is written below the accompaniment,…you wanna be able to look at the outer edges, the very tops…and the very bottoms of your music.…Now, this course is designed to introduce…basic chord patterns, the shapes of which…you will eventually be able to recognize on sight,…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Learning a song
- Practicing piano
- Understanding the keys: middle C, flats, sharps, and octaves
- Sight-reading music
- Playing melody or treble clef with the right hand
- Playing rhythm or bass clef with the left hand
- Combining hands
- Playing songs in different tempos