Category Sightreading Sundays
Okay, admittedly, I kinda took the easy way out. I didn’t compose a new piece for this week. But I did transcribe/arrange the melody from Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1, the “Andante Cantabile.” It has many challenging aspects to it, not least of which is the overall range of the melody, and some unusual intervals […]
Sightreading Sundays / Aug. 26
This week is back to basics. Simple rhythms and all in the diatonic key. This should help younger students especially to feel more comfortable playing different “chunks” of a scale (not always starting on the tonic note). Download the Sightreading Sundays PDFs here.
Sightreading Sundays / Minor 2nds
Sorry for the lateness of this post today. Just got back from Indianapolis and the DCI World Championships. It was a great time, but now I’m back in the swing of things. Todays sight-reading focuses on the interval of a minor second, in a waltz feel. It is a basic range with only a few […]
Feeling very chromatic today. Useful to get you out of the comfort zone and mess with your muscle memory a bit. Download the Sightreading Sundays music here!
Something short and sweet for you and/or your students to sightread. Check back every Sunday. Feel free to pass these around. Download Sightreading Sundays music here!