Sight Reading Site

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YeramYoon
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Sight Reading Site

Post by YeramYoon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:39 pm

Hey all. Here’s a sight reading web site that my friend made while completing his masters at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
http://thefluentguitarist.com/faq/

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ashworth
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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by ashworth » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:02 pm

This is wonderful! Thank you for posting. For anyone interested, note that the studies are divided into levels with a complete index available. And also, one can sign up for a sightreading study of the day.

The studies are scanned copies of old editions with little in the way of fingerings in some cases—but that may be for the better!
- Donnie

Kevin Cowen
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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by Kevin Cowen » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:04 pm

Josh has a pretty impressive cv considering he had to go online to improve his sight reading.
Come on. We're not idiots.

Smudger5150
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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by Smudger5150 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:13 am

Well as ashworth says, the studies are there divided into levels and that in itself looks pretty useful.

So I'm not sure what your comment is referring to Kevin. If you're calling him out on being economical with the truth then fair enough but I don't think it's that important in the grand scheme of things.
Or have I missed something?
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YeramYoon
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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by YeramYoon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:17 am

Kevin Cowen wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Josh has a pretty impressive cv considering he had to go online to improve his sight reading.
Come on. We're not idiots.
I’m not entirely sure what the point of this comment is but I hope you find the site to be helpful :)

nompanem
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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by nompanem » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:11 am

Great site, thanks a lot!
Although much of the material seems difficult to me, I'm sure I'll benefit a lot from working slowly through it

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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by Yvon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:03 pm

I love it!
Bookmarked!
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robin loops
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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by robin loops » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:31 pm

Kevin Cowen wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Josh has a pretty impressive cv considering he had to go online to improve his sight reading.
Come on. We're not idiots.
Well first off, it doesn't say when he tried to go online to improve his sight reading... Perhaps it was when he was still studying. But regardless, even the most advanced guitarist in the world with the best reading ability still has room to improve. Professionals don't aspire to reach a certain level and then rest on their laurels once they get there. They work toward improving every day until they die. That is part of what sets them apart from casual hobbyists.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.
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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by Chantysboy7 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:31 am

Thanks for sharing this. I for one, appreciate anything that will help me become a better sight reader.
Just ignore that comment, if you go back and read his commments on other posts you'll find they're all a bit trollish.

kcc
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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by kcc » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Been trying to find something like this for a while. Thanks for posting this :D

YeramYoon
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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by YeramYoon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:00 am

Thanks all hope it helps!

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Re: Sight Reading Site

Post by Pat Dodson » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:56 am

This is really good! You do have to do just a little work to find the piece most suitable for your needs as there is huge variety within a level, some pieces being far more accessible musically or for reading purposes than others. But if you do that bit of work then this is a great resource.

Thanks for posting! :merci:

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