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Powerful Tips on Developing Your Sight Reading Technique

Reynold King

33 Replies to “Powerful Tips on Developing Your Sight Reading Technique”

  1. Hi Tim sorry if you've covered this already but I really struggle with sight reading when it comes to both hands together. I can read notes pretty fast on both bass and treble cleffs, and I have no issues with ledger lines either, if I do one hand at the time. When I play together I really struggle, even with simple notes within the cleff.. It's like my brain can't compute the information and freezes. Hopefully you'll see this, and as always excellent video !! 🙂

  2. I find even the easy sight-reading examples quite hard to play along with a metronome (50 bpm = 4th). Should I forget about the metronome and just play all the stuff provided without it or should I make the tempo slower? Is it even possible to train sight-reading without a metronome?

  3. Hey students, check out this playlist to learn more about developing your sight reading technique.

  4. I don't know why, but you look alike Klaus Meine. Love to hear your story about 22 year without sight reading. My age are 29, I just start seriously reading music. And I play guitar since 12. I also love piano and I plan to learn piano in future maybe at age 35. Because of this I found your youtube channel about last 3 day, and i like it, hahaha. I just wonder, if I practice read everyday about one hour, when I will be a good reader. If somebody can share their experience. (sorry if my English broken)

  5. So does sight reading include not looking at your hands even getting into position? Or is it only about reading and playing straight through first time ?

  6. Mate listen if you had the simplest understanding of classical music you would be able to distinguish the difference between moonlight sonata and the world famous bagatelle.

  7. So when you say sight read do you mean read the music sheet and play through it, or simply read the music sheet?
    I’m guessing playing through as you read because you said it’d be better to sight read something below your level

  8. Really struggling with this at the minute >:/
    Granted, I haven't played long (3 and a half months), but I find that I do one of these three things;
    1. Forget to look at the sheet and just play from memory
    2. Look at the sheet, follow the notes, but hands ignore the brain and muscle memory takes over and plays E when brain tells it to play F
    3. Look at the sheet, follow the notes, and then suddenly "wake up" and realized I've zoned out and focused on the sound of what I'm playing without being 'present'
    Just so frustrating lol …

  9. You played Fur Elise, NOT Moonlight Sonata…Also no point in "sight reading" christmas music vbecause you already know how it should sound…

  10. You said you didn’t develop your sight reading until you went to college. Please tell me, how can you play the piano without being able to sight read?

  11. When I practice sheet music, my hands are always in just one position through out the whole song (I’m a beginner) but if playing a harder song that requires you to move your hands using a larger area of the piano, how do your practice that? Is your hands supposed to always be in a position somehow? Sorry I’m not good at explaining

  12. “If you’re used to playing moonlight sonata”

    Plays für Elise

    “You’re not going to want to sight read moonlight sonata”

    😂 love this

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