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Offline tenderland

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SITE READING
« on: October 10, 2021, 09:26:00 PM »
Hello, I am a terrible site reader. When learning a piece should one practice sections over an over or read through the whole piece continuously?

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Re: SITE READING
«Reply #1 on: October 11, 2021, 05:09:35 PM »
Well, I'd say you'd do both. Sometimes you read through the piece, but mostly you practice different sections and repeat things you need to consolidate. That's separate from sight reading (which is what I assume you mean) though. To improve your sight reading you should play many pieces that are simple enough to read that you can read them without too much of a struggle. Even if that means starting with pieces that are just one whole note per bar in each hand or similar.

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Re: SITE READING
«Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 01:56:21 AM »
Thanks for the reply. Its just so frustrating at times in this age of point, click and receive gratification. I just have to continue to slug it out

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Re: SITE READING
«Reply #3 on: October 18, 2021, 07:45:29 PM »
Do 15 minutes a day and then leave it. Find a sight reading book/exercise series and to it from the very beginning. You'll be amazed how much you can develop just doing this if you truly pace yourself.