Sites for sight reading practice

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Charles Mokotoff
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Sites for sight reading practice

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:45 pm

A site I was using a while ago for sight reading practice has disappeared. Does anyone have some good websites that offer single lines of music for guitar sight reading practice? Thanks!

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Post by Todd Tipton » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:54 am

I'm just curious, what was the site?
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Re: Sites for sight reading practice

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:46 am

It was in an old bunch of bookmarks, can't find it now.
Stumbled on the SightReadingFactory, which isn't free, but very cool. Its mentioned elsewhere on the forum.

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Post by MumpyLama » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:37 am

I stumbled upon this older entry from 2014 & I think it would be worthwhile to repost and be very helpful to everyone that is just starting out reading music:
viewtopic.php?t=85469
This site that David Letkemann, one of our own members, has made available to us is incredible.The amount of time it took to prepare all this is mind-boggling. There are 2 volumes alone on learning how to read music & so much more. Here is his website just in case the above link doesn't work-
http://www.letkemannclassicalguitar.com/
I am very thankful to David Letkemann for all that he has made available to us.
There are easier music arrangements for us to start out on, rhythm exercises & even 2 books of Christmas songs.
He mentions that it is better to say the notes out loud instead of writing them down when learning to read music and even better to play the notes on the guitar as you do so. That tip just makes so much sense, even singing the notes as you play along would help so much. I do know that I need to learn this properly the first time.
If anyone knows of an easy to follow PDF(method?) that shows which finger to use for each note and where the notes are on the guitar fretboard I would be very grateful.
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Re: Sites for sight reading practice

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:18 pm

That is a great site, ^^ thank you for sharing.

I have been using the SightReadingFactory which composes selections for sight reading on demand. I am still in free mode. But the real problem is the "music" that is created sound like they it was written by a computer...oh wait...
So they are really boring and the whole exercise of practicing is real tedium.

I have found that some of Sor's early studies are worth doing, but conventional wisdom is to do it like the SRF does, single lines with increasingly complex rhythms/accidentals, etc. But it really is no fun.

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Re: Sites for sight reading practice

Post by twang » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:23 pm

For single lines practice material I like: https://www.flutetunes.com/ and https://thesession.org/
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Post by SteveL123 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:56 pm

How about this youtube
gerubach channel with scrolling scores of Bach? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa1dcTVk2PU

You can turn off the sound slow down the speed to 75%, 50% and 25%.

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Re: Sites for sight reading practice

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:50 pm

twang wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:23 pm
For single lines practice material I like: https://www.flutetunes.com/ and https://thesession.org/
hmmm...not seeing the scores on either one of these

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Re: Sites for sight reading practice

Post by twang » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:07 pm

Charles Mokotoff wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:50 pm
twang wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:23 pm
For single lines practice material I like: https://www.flutetunes.com/ and https://thesession.org/
hmmm...not seeing the scores on either one of these
On both sides you gotta browse for music. On flutetunes I usually just hit "Random Tune" and check out the pdf version of the score. I'll pick a few that look like the right level and print them out.

For the session, start with the "Tunes" tag at the top, use the search function or see what's new. Then click the "Sheet Music" button to get a score.
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