"Sightreading 101 for Bass" • Digital


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Mark Michell’s instructional book SIGHTREADING 101 FOR BASS: Reading Standard Notation focuses on the absolute basics of learning to interpret, read, and sightread standard notation.

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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, Sightreading 101 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, and descriptive examples and figures. All exercises are playable on 4, 5, and 6-string basses.

Topics covered:
-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
-Recognizing Patterns
-Memorizing Intervals Spacings
-Recognizing Arpeggio Types
-Reading Rests
-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

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