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#1996693 - 12/09/12 01:21 AM Re: Summer sight reading blitz - suggestions? [Re: adultpianist]
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I am ok at reading music but where I fall down is where they put the sharps in the margin and not against the notes. It takes me a while to recognise which is which at speed.


Those are called "key signatures," basics that you'll have to learn. You can't be said to be "ok at reading music" if you can't play in the basic keys that have a few sharps and flats in the key signature.

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#1996866 - 12/09/12 10:59 AM Re: Summer sight reading blitz - suggestions? [Re: HNB]
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Wow, focused effort on sight reading? I gave up on ever being good at sight reading. I just read music for fun, if I need to take a hand off because the piece I'm reading is hard so be it. Not going to bother looking through stuff I don't really like.

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#1997019 - 12/09/12 05:24 PM Re: Summer sight reading blitz - suggestions? [Re: DanS]
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How is that going to help? I have no problems with scale

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#1997030 - 12/09/12 05:59 PM Re: Summer sight reading blitz - suggestions? [Re: adultpianist]
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Originally Posted By: adultpianist
How is that going to help? I have no problems with scale


Let's just put it this way, if you don't feel as comfortable in B major as in C major, you're definitely not anywhere close to being okay at reading sheet music :P

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#1997086 - 12/09/12 08:22 PM Re: Summer sight reading blitz - suggestions? [Re: adultpianist]
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Originally Posted By: adultpianist
How is that going to help? I have no problems with scale


If you're playing in Ab and aren't sure if the D is flat or not in the key signature, then you need to play your scales more. It needs to be second nature wink

Chord progessions help a lot, too!
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