Sight Reading

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by God_of_bass, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. does anybody here site read? i try it but i have screw all rhythmn! anybody got and help to learn to site read quicker!
  2. Tronictq


    Jan 23, 2001
    Mainly pracitce, knowing your fretboard, knowing the bass cleff well.

  3. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Start with simple music, do it slowly, and do it often.

    And learn to spell it.
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...with 2000+ posts, I site read often(not necessarily well, though).
  5. Tronictq


    Jan 23, 2001
    Gotta know your alphabet REALLY good for that. :D

  6. If it's rhythm you're having a problem with, isolate them. As trivial as this might sound: put the bass down, ignore all pitches, and clap the rhythm to a metronome. Once you can clap the rhythm correctly, pick up thre bass and try to put the notes to the rhtythm you now know.
    You can do the opposite if your having problems reading the pitches: ignore the rhythms. Play the pitches as if they were all quarter notes. Play them to a metronome click to force you to think in time.

    The point is to isolate the problem. I apply this to every aspect of my playing. Hope that helps!