If the guitar is not an easy instrument to master sight-reading, then are we poor readers or do we just have difficult scores?Let’s face it: the guitar is not an easy instrument when it comes to mastering sight-reading. If we compare the reading abilities of guitarists to those of other instrumentalists, such as violinists or keyboardists, guitarists are, generally speaking, poor readers.
Good article, saved for future reference.bergmann wrote:Eric Lemieux, Canadian composer and guitarist, tells us how he maintains seven hours of concert repertoire practicing only two hours a day.
http://www.bergmannedition.com/guitaris ... ng-skills/
IMO reading ahead, even if only a few notes, is one of the basic skills that is essential to develop for good sight reading. That is, you look at the music a few notes ahead, not at the note you are playing at the time.Over the years, and with experience, readers may develop the ability to look ahead a few notes, or even a full measure, as they read, giving them much more freedom, control and mastery of expression as they perform the written score.
why not?2handband wrote:I can get on board with his suggestions for improving sight reading, sure. But reading onstage? A music stand between the performer and the audience? Maybe it's because I'm crossing over from the world of popular music, but to me a music stand onstage == too damn lazy to memorize.
If it isn't memorized, you don't REALLY know it. If you're having to refer to the score, you haven't connected to the music on the deepest possible level.AndreiKrylov wrote:why not?2handband wrote:I can get on board with his suggestions for improving sight reading, sure. But reading onstage? A music stand between the performer and the audience? Maybe it's because I'm crossing over from the world of popular music, but to me a music stand onstage == too damn lazy to memorize.
what is the performance of the Music, if the main thing not how Music sounds, but how performer looks ... if is he/she "sexy" enough? Beautiful? Young?
Oh yes - if he/she is old and not looking good (tired, maybe sick etc) - then he/she should not perform at all?
Yes, it is good to be able to memorize! Yes, it is good to be able to play from score!
As long as people listen the Music, sound, itself - isn't it?
Show? - OK , but it has nothing to do with the sound itself. Nothing to do with Music. One could have nice show with very poor Music. It is actually how pop-music operates - nice show, primitive music. Yes people buy it, because majority of people do not really for Music itself, it is just a few... who will listen Music itself.
Richter was against memorization - was he "too damn lazy to memorize" ??? What a nonsense... sorry...
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