Originally Posted by Joe Louvar
Which sight reading book(s) do you recommend - beginner to advanced?
For my reading I separate it into 3 categories. Reading rhythm, notation, and then the combination of both (for sight reading). For rhythm studies I usually use drum books or rhythmic complex finger funk lines. But I only focus on the RHYTHM. I also love working on reading rhythms because I don't need my bass to practice! Great for traveling!
For notation I use less rhythmically diverse material to work on reading the patterns of the notes more. Examples that are great for this are walking bass lines. I focus on reading the shapes and patterns. For example instead of E to B I read it as a perfect 5th
Then I combine the 2 together for full fledged sight reading!
Reading in 4/4 by Louie Bellson (rhythm)
Walking in the Footsteps of Paul Chambers
Afro Cuban Grooves for Bass and Drums by Lincoln Goines
The Latin Bass Book by Oscar Stagnaro
Any transcription books!!! My library is filled with many transcription books from all styles from classical, to jazz, to metal.
Hope this helps!!