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Sightreading - again :(

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#16 elemimele


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 19:11

The best thing is not even to think about it as sight-reading. Think about it as hunting for new music, trying things out. I think sight-reading is especially challenging for those who like to get things right, and whose normal mode of operation is to focus on a small number of pieces that they are learning to perfection (or as near as they an achieve). The exam structure encourages this. Unfortunately the only way to get good at sight-reading is to stop focussing on getting things right, and just play an awful lot of music (probably play a lot of music awfully, but it gets better). After a while, letting go of your inhibitions and just exploring a lot of music should get rather fun...

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