Sight Reading - Book 1






Product Code: SRBK1
Author: Jim Stinnett
Publisher: Stinnett Music
Instrumentation: Bass

Sight reading music is somewhat of an enigma. How does someone read something for the first time (sight read) if they have never seen the elements that make up the piece. The answer is that we must first learn the language of written music then practice reading this language in a systematic way. Once we have a good grasp of the fundamentals of reading music we can practice sight reading.

The biggest challenge is finding suitable sight reading material. It is foolish to think that good reading practice is simply playing combinations of rhythms and pitches that are randomly stuck together. This is not musical and of little value. All good music has shape, form, and pace. Sight Reading Book One is good music with just enough repetition to ensure learning, but not enough repetition to allow memorization of the lines.

This book contains 1472 measures of continuous music. Jump in any place that looks good to you. Have fun practicing “sight reading.”