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It isn't really that useful to think of the sightreading tests for a graded music exam in comparison to the performance pieces for graded music exams. This is because: the sightreading tests are much shorter, more like exercises than actual pieces. the sightreading tests are designed simply to test your ability to read notation and perform it at sight; ...


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The software-based course "Sight Reading Method" does rhythmic and melody reading separately at first, and combines them later. It also allows you to customize rhythmic training exercises by choosing the rhythmic elements you want to practice with. There is a Windows and Mac version available for download at micrologus.com and some more description at ...


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Recently released, "Sight Reading Method" software course included in the Musician Training Center program: http://www.micrologus.com/courses/sight_reading_method (Windows and Mac version available at http://www.micrologus.com/download )


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It really depends on your specific personal goals. It's only a bad habit if you have a compelling need to be able to sight read and play a piece note by note. If you were going to be in a position where you would be expected to instantly play any piece that was put in front of you without rehearsal, then you would want to overcome that tendency and learn ...


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Just a different sort of flashcard. Get some blank postcards and a black marker pen and in your best musical handwriting, notate a rhythmic pattern lasting one crotchet on each card. Each single card could contain for instance (a non-exhaustive list): crotchet quaver quaver crotchet rest dotted quaver semiquaver semiquaver semiquaver quaver rest Triplet ...


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You should start by making sure what your range is ie the notes you can comfortably sing. Baritones also have 'deep' voices make sure you are certain of what type of singer you are exactly. When you have done this the fun part begins. You can start of by just singing along with the piano. No words just try to match the sound the piano makes (Be certain the ...


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We don't know the program--you'll need to talk to someone there to find out what exactly the prerequisites are. Usually this is the kind of question that the teacher for the course you're going to take would be happy to answer. In general for introductory theory courses they won't care at all about the quality of your voice, only that you can produce ...


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Have you tried Just Play, by Pentagrom? Its simple but solves exactly your problem, because it turns your smartphone into an instrument in the shape of written music, so that to read the notes of any score you just press the dots on the lines. I use it to practice for my choir, to know if Im singing the notes right (I dont worry about the rhythmn because I ...



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