Re: Opinions on Sight-Reading...

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Posted by El Pájaro on January 23, 2001 at 20:23:24:

In Reply to: Opinions on Sight-Reading... posted by Thumpin' Tom Pogson on January 23, 2001 at 19:44:02:

: I'm trying to get into reading but I've heard that you should never practice the same line twice because of the memorization factor. Is this true?
: Is there any reading players with advice?

Hey there,
Good question! IMHO, the answer is no. Eventually, music reading should become second nature, and for that to happen you'll need to read an re-read the same lines A LOT of times. I like to think of reading music as reading words. How many times did you need to read the same basic English line to get reasonably fluent in reading English? A lot, didn't you? Well, I always thought it's the same with music. As in any other mechanical skill (hey, after all there isn't a lot more to reading than seeing a few dots on a staff and transporting them onto the fingerboard!), fluency comes with lost of practice, and practice implies LOTS of repetition.
That's my $0.02 worth. Buena suerte and keep that bass up front in the mix,

El Pájaro

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