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Post by ElinLouisa on Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:11 am

hi andrew, i was just wondering......HOW DO PEOPLE READ MUSIC FAST?! haha sorry its just baffled me , ive been watching videos on youtube of people playing fantasie impromptu etc and they play fast. im just wondering.. are they reading the music whilst playing or have they learned the song off by heart? and do you have any tips on reading music faster? i know people say that you have to read two bars ahead but how can you train yourself to do that??
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Post by Thomandy on Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:50 am

Hi Smile I can give you an answer to that Smile

Well, people that play Fantasie Impromptu, at least from what I know DONT sightread it! They have learned it by hart. This piece is extremely hard to sightread, and the worlds best sight readers would have trouble playing it good if they never had seen the piece or played the piece before. Im actually not sure if it is possible... But maybe a few sight readers Can play it only by sight reading it Razz

To read sheet music and play what you read, it demands a lot of practice!! Smile You need to start with Easy One hand sheets, and you have to only look at the sheet music. For you to be able to do that, you have to Know how to sightread. Im not getting into that, Andrew got a video on the topic. As for most things you practice you will get better and better, and suddenly you can sight read harder pieces, but still the quality will be better if you learn them by hart.

I think even the best sight readers will get a better version of the piece if the memorize it, analyze it ect and creates an interpretation of it.

Hope that answers it, and also look for Andrews Video on the Sight reading-Topic Smile
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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:40 am

thanks thomas, you said it ^_^

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Post by ElinLouisa on Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:27 pm

ok thanks was just wondering Smile
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Post by Maki on Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:48 am

I can read music fast because I sort of visualize the notes, have been doing that for years, and it helps!
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