Sight reading is an invaluable skill for all musicians. Learning how to become good at sight reading music is an important component of instrumental instruction.
How to Improve Your Sight Reading in 10 min Day –
Sight Reading Do It At Home Guide for Students
(and for teachers to show to their students)
It is possible to spend only 10 min a day and become a greta sight reader!
Learning how to become better at sight reading will actually shorten your practice! You will be able to do more with less practice!
The ability to sight read will also help you with music auditions preparation and when playing with orchestras and chamber music ensembles in the future.
Read below all tips and steps you need to know.
1. How to Start:
- Check out the Sight Reading Factory
- Use some of your old methods books (like Essential elements). They will be easy to play, but perfect for sight reading
- If you are a Suzuki student-pick your old reading book or if you have been given materials to supplement your Suzuki practice.
3. What level of Sight Reading Should I Pick:
4. When practicing how to Sight Read Music Make Sure:
- Always look at the time and key signatures first.
- Take your time to think about the notes before you play.
- Sing at least the first few notes in your head.
- Determine a comfortable tempo. Precision is more important than speed.
- Count out an empty measure.
- Trust that you can do it, don’t give up!
5. When in trouble:
6. Benefits you will see:
- Getting better at sight reading will help you in play in orchestras
- It will help with music audition preparation
- The more you practice sight reading music, the less you would need practice your pieces. It is just as easy as that- learning new music will be easier.
- At the end, you will be having lots of fun with it!
7. Most important:
The more you sight read, the easier it will get! Keep practicing a few minutes every day! Have fun, share the article on your social media with your friends, and then let’s go practice!