Welcome!
Just a few a ground rules first...

Promotion, advertising and link building is not permitted.

If you are keen to learn, get to grips with something with the willing help of one of the net's original musician forums
or possess a genuine willingness to contribute knowledge - you've come to the right place!

Register >

- Close -
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Learn to sight read with "Sight Reading Short Shorts" series

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    7

    Learn to sight read with "Sight Reading Short Shorts" series

    Being able to "read" or decode music to learn a complex piece is not the same as sight reading. Sight reading means you can read fluently, accurately, and rhythmically the first time through.There is a series of five sight reading books which are great for reading patterns. They are Sight Reading Short Shorts by Edna Mae Burnam. They present patterns in gently progressive lessons. Each Short Short should be played four times in a row WITHOUT STOPPING at the end of one. Play like they have repeat bars. Start with Book 1, first lesson. Each lesson has two pages, with (if I remember) three Short Shorts on each page. Each one is generally 4 measures long, so playing through four times is 16 measures rhythmically. These are really GREAT for learning to be a good sight reader.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    44
    The very useful tip is given by stringalong to read sight accurately and fluently. Lessons help more efficiently to learn sight.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    7
    Dear mixlikes, thanks for your nice response. I hope others can find my post so they can easily learn to sight read. Sight Reading Short Shorts is effective, but learning to be a good sight reader is a long, long process for MOST people. In my teaching, I have had a very, very few people who could sight read easily, but they are rare.

Similar Threads

  1. "Guitar Gods" interview series back on-line!
    By SkinnyDevil in forum iBreathe Cafe
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-13-2013, 08:58 PM
  2. "Guitar Gods" interview series back on-line!
    By SkinnyDevil in forum iBreathe Cafe
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-11-2012, 02:30 PM
  3. Pretty useful program to learn sight reading in different clefs
    By gilozoaire in forum Eartraining, Rhythm & Reading
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-01-2011, 07:23 PM
  4. Starting to sight read & ear train
    By bardhan in forum Eartraining, Rhythm & Reading
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-08-2009, 01:47 PM
  5. How did you learn to sight read?
    By H0bGawblin in forum Composition, Arranging & Analysis
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-06-2009, 03:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •