Back in the day, I made Sight-Reader stream for 2 bars, then 4 bars... In Guitar SightReader Toolbox, I decided to make SightReader show static sight-reading bars. I remember seeing my friend Paul (a bass player friend of mine) get excited with the early version of SightReader saying "I'm reading music"! So, with that image in mind, and with GSRT 5.1.0 out, I am going to sit down, program and add this streaming SightReader to the application. It's going to take a lot of math
I'm still working hard on the Windows version 5.0.0. My goal is to do away with all 3rd party needed software. Java will still be required - I'm looking at adding it in the install. I'm also going to add recording to the sight-reading tool. It's great to read musical notation - but the next level is to make it sound musical rather than just typewriting! Recording yourself playing in SightReader will allow you to hear if your performance actually sounds musical! If you didn'
Here is a list of the expected jazz repertiore for the New Zealand School of Music Bachelor degree... I would suggest checking out the youtube version of each song and listening to it until you can play it back in your mind. A. Learn the Chords B. Learn the Melody C. Change Run it (1,3,5,7 of each chord - different combinations for this too) D. Compose a Solo using Jazz Idioms. Good place to start from is the 3 or 7 of each chord. While soloing, be able to play back the me
I came across a really, really cool way to generate original licks using SightReader! First of all, choose an interesting scale and key. Choose the timing subdivisions and interval jumps you'd like to have in your lick. Then just generate and play until you come across a bar or 2 bars worth of a phrase that tickles your ears. Then learn it. 1) you get a really original lick 2) This will advance your sight-reading as you need to work out the lick first from just music!
Sight-reading on guitar is harder than most other instruments, However, it comes down to just doing it. Just practicing it. Unless your garden has a tree that grows money, sight-reading material, especially for a particular level of ability costs quite a bit of money. That's why I started creating sight-reading tools for computers back in 2001 - there was no software on the net back then to help with this (I was searching everywhere). So I set out making my own and made it
In order not to lose your place when you are reading music, I suggest you move your eyes and not your head – also, if needed, hold your guitar so that you can see both the fret-board and the sheet music in the same field of vision. That means you don’t need to move your head, just your eyes to see either your fret-board placing or your music. This way, you’ll keep your place a lot better! When it comes to reading charts, part indicators are things that you should know: Here a