Sight reading suggestions?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Parkerweiss, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Honkie

    Honkie Pianissimo User

    Feb 22, 2013
    A useful trick for improving sight-reading rhythms is to learn to subdivide each bar into two halves, just by looking at it.
  2. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    only play every other note ---- then when you really have to play it, and put all the notes in --- it will sound good!!!
  3. mhendricks

    mhendricks Pianissimo User

    The best study book I've used with students is "Music Speed Reading" by David Hickman. It teaches to play correct notes and rhythms by understanding and recognizing that great sight readers look at how note heads are spaced within measures rather than looking at stems and flags that are usually associated with rhythmic values. Highly recommended.

    Here's some places I found that has David Hickman's "Music Speed Reading: --

    In the US:

    Music Speed Reading by HICKMAN| J.W. Pepper Sheet Music

    In Canada:

    Hickman, David – Music Speed Reading, Wimbledon/Trigram Music

    In the UK:

    David Hickman: Music Speed Reading :: Southern Percussion

    Give it a go!

    Mark Hendricks
    MPH Music - Mark Hendricks -

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