"Sightreading 101 for Bass" • Print
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Volume 1 of Mark Michell’s instructional book series SIGHTREADING 101 FOR BASS: Reading Standard Notation focuses on the absolute basics of learning to interpret, read, and sightread standard notation. Volume 2 is to be released later this year and will incorporate additional concepts with music that is more complex.
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Volume 1 is geared for players who have little to no experience reading standard notation and are looking to learn from square one. This book will help players to go from never having read music before to reading basic notes and rhythms in multiple key signatures. Each chapter incorporates a single new concept that is carefully broken down and gradually integrated through numerous exercises, allowing you to practice it very thoroughly before moving to the next chapter. This provides you with complete flexibility in choosing a comfortable learning pace when working through the book. For players who are already able to read standard notation, Volume 1 can also serve as a great practice tool if you are looking to brush up on your sightreading skills.
This book contains 116 total pages, over 140 exercises, descriptive examples and figures, a full-color gloss front cover and spiral bounding, which is most convenient for allowing the book to stay spread open on stands and flat surfaces! All exercises are playable on 4, 5, and 6-string basses.
-Learning the Notes on the Fretboard
-Utilizing the Full Fretboard
-Parts of the Musical Staff
-Learning the Notes in the Staff
-Notes on Ledger Lines
-How to Analyze a Piece of Music
-Sightreading Tips, Methods, & Approaches
-Reading Note/Rest Types & Values
-Understanding Keys & Time Signatures
-Memorizing Key Signatures
-Memorizing Intervals Spacings
-Recognizing Arpeggio Types
-Playing in Different Keys
-Mixing Note/Rest Types in the Same Measure
-Reading Rhythms & Syncopation
-How to Subdivide & Count Rhythms
-Grouping Rhythms Visually before Playing
-Selection of Practice Etudes