Andrew Furmanczyk Piano Academy :: Learn How To Play Piano
Enjoy your time with the music community! Log in now to start posting!

~Andrew Furmanczyk

Sight reading help

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Sight reading help

Post by greatman05 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:23 pm

Hello. For me, sight-reading is very difficult...I know about rhythm and I can feel it, but when I have to combine that with reading the notes and playing at the same time, it becomes a disaster. It's really hard for me to play without stopping to read what the next note is. I do know the notes in the treble and bass clef, but it's just that it takes me a somewhat long time to discern where each note is placed. So, what do I do beyond practicing constantly on sight reading? One way I've tried is doing a piece I haven't heard before, but that doesn't help much either.

greatman05
Beginner pianist
Beginner pianist

Number of posts : 19
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2009-08-09

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sight reading help

Post by Elishia on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:08 am

I'm a very beginner at the piano & music overall so I didn't know any notes etc when I started playing (1 month ago), but how I learn to play my pieces is uhm. I have this: http://www.music-mind.com/Music/Srm0012.GIF printed out next to my sheet.
When I'm going to learn a new song I take my pencil & my music sheet and I start writing all the key names above the notes on the score. This way I practice my note reading (& I have that picture as backup if I have doubt)
And when I want to play the piece on the piano I can find my keys really fast when I see the names (instead of just notes on the score)
I hope by using this method I can eventually sight-read. I don't know if it's a good method in the long term, but for now, for me, I can start playing songs really fast and occasionaly practice my note reading without it feeling I'm really studying.

Elishia
Beginner pianist
Beginner pianist

Number of posts : 15
Age : 31
Location : Belgium
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2009-07-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sight reading help

Post by greatman05 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:13 am

OK...thanks!

Any other suggestions?

greatman05
Beginner pianist
Beginner pianist

Number of posts : 19
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2009-08-09

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sight reading help

Post by littlemack on Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:18 pm

Elishia, thanks for that sheet! i was just thinking how over whelming all these note were. with that sheet kinda puts it all together!
avatar
littlemack
Beginner pianist
Beginner pianist

Male Number of posts : 6
Age : 31
Location : City of dreams
Job/hobbies : Corrections Officer/Boxing Instuctor
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2009-07-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sight reading help

Post by Circle_of_Fists on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:06 am

Elishia wrote:
When I'm going to learn a new song I take my pencil & my music sheet and I start writing all the key names above the notes on the score.

Me too. Cool
avatar
Circle_of_Fists
Well-known Pianist
Well-known Pianist

Male Number of posts : 292
Age : 42
Job/hobbies : I needed a new hobby so piano it is!
Length of time playing piano : since June 09
Guru Points : 17
Registration date : 2009-06-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sight reading help

Post by Elishia on Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:57 am

Circle_of_Fists wrote:
Elishia wrote:
When I'm going to learn a new song I take my pencil & my music sheet and I start writing all the key names above the notes on the score.

Me too. Cool

Nice to know I'm not the only one xD

Elishia
Beginner pianist
Beginner pianist

Number of posts : 15
Age : 31
Location : Belgium
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2009-07-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sight reading help

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum