The grid with which we place the notes and rhythms to make music. Learn how it functions and how to navigate around it.
Practice Exercises Video
Listed below are the practice videos to help you sight read music. If the video is part of the beginner or intermediate level, you will be instructed where to proceed at the end of each video, although practice videos may be viewed in any order. Once you finish with the first two levels, you may explore the remainder of the videos at your discretion.
Click on the title that goes with the practice that interests you. Additional videos will be continually added.
Learn where the notes belong on the music staff and how to quickly recognize these positions.
Learn the value of the written notes. This gives the length of time a note is held while singing.
Practice recognizing and identifying the 7 rests.
Indentify the time signatures and what they represent.
Learn to recognize key signatures and understand the scale structures.
Practice Writing The 8 Note Scale.
Review the dotted notes and how much time value each one has.
Practice Identifying the different singing elements. Also, learn how to construct triplets for different time values.
Walk through the process of using the 7 steps to sight read.
Quickly learn to recognize the key and know what accidentals are involved.
Practice identifying intervals on paper and seeing how the way they appear can be misleading.
Practice singing all of the minor scales and memorize the patterns to accelerate muscle memory.
Practice quickly identifying where the notes fall in relation to the scale.
A more in depth look into how intervals are quickly indentified and different methods to use to do so.
Increase your speed of recognizing note placement within the major scale.
Memorizing rhythm patterns will help to speed up the process of sight reading.
Included here are different methods of identifying where the notes belong in the scale structure.
Learn to write major and minor scales according to key signature. See how the scales adjust but the numbers stay the same.
Learn to quickly recognize intervals or distances between notes in the bass clef.