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Vinod Saranga
post Sep 24 2007, 02:05 AM
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Sight Reading! What is it? unsure.gif
For a guitarist tab reading is essential.When some one can read standard notation and not just read,to play while he does reads,is called sight reading.This is an exellent skill one would have.It can help to grasp deep musical knowledge easily.But remember sight reading is not a MUST for a guitrist.

I start this course for you to help you to improve your sight reading skill.
Spend about 5 minutes per day for following Drills.
Plz for basic theory check out
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=4363

So no more talking Let's Start our first Drill. laugh.gif
Here is the First Drill

Learn Your Open Strings (E,A,D notes)

1.Download following GP5 files.

2.Open the first file.set 125% zoom level.Give a good look at notes and try to remember the them until you can visualize them with your Eyes closed.

Open the second file set 150% zoom level.If the guitar tablature can be viewed Go to the Track properties and untick the Tablature.Select the metronome and countdown on.

3.Leave the four countdown clicks and sing the notes Loudly (Eg: E,E,E,E,A,A,A,A.......)

4.Play the whole drill on you guitar.(Muting the Track 1 will give you imediate results!)

Firstly Play the Drill at very slow tempo.Remember this is not a speed building exercise.but you can gradually increase your speed.

Congrats! You have done your First Drill in Sight Reading. laugh.gif
Meet you in the next Drill! smile.gif







1st Gp5 file.
Set 125% zoom level.

2nd Gp5 file

For those who don't have guitar pro I've added pictures of the drills.Practise with your Metronome.

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Vinod Saranga
post Sep 24 2007, 02:25 AM
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First drills are very very simple but they will keep you tuned in sight reading.
More complex drills are coming soon! smile.gif


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post Sep 24 2007, 04:50 AM
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QUOTE (Vinod @ Sep 24 2007, 02:25 AM) *
First drills are very very simple but they will keep you tuned in sight reading.
More complex drills are coming soon! smile.gif


Thanks Vinod i cant wait to broaden the amount of material i can play by learning to sight read biggrin.gif
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post Sep 24 2007, 09:40 AM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Sep 24 2007, 09:50 AM) *
Thanks Vinod i cant wait to broaden the amount of material i can play by learning to sight read biggrin.gif

Stay Hungry for the drills that' a Key thing for the succces


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post Sep 24 2007, 11:56 PM
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Yeah this was indeed very simple tongue.gif hope this series catches on, this is something that will help you with any instrument you'll attempt to learn.


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post Sep 25 2007, 12:55 AM
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Hope you practise your open strings well.Now you should be able to name any open string without any hesitation and you should be able to sight read them as well.

Next Drill will be on First few notes of the E string.When we cover the all six strings you will be able play any note as a flash when you see the note and name any note within 3 frets area.

Sight reading Course not only gives you the ability to Sight Read but also to identify your fret board well which is very useful in improvisation. biggrin.gif


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post Sep 26 2007, 08:27 PM
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Hey Vinod this is a cool idea, cant wait for the nest lesson!
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post Sep 26 2007, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 27 2007, 01:27 AM) *
Hey Vinod this is a cool idea, cant wait for the nest lesson!


Hi Uncreator-Next drill is on air check it in theory board smile.gif


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post Sep 27 2007, 12:28 PM
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Great topic!
Keep it comming! laugh.gif


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post Sep 27 2007, 12:36 PM
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Thanks Kosei smile.gif


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post Sep 30 2007, 01:10 PM
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Hey Vinod I have a quick question, where's the excercise? and sadly I don't have guitar Pro.
I will definitely do my best to learn this!
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post Sep 30 2007, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (Wyvernx @ Sep 30 2007, 06:10 PM) *
Hey Vinod I have a quick question, where's the excercise? and sadly I don't have guitar Pro.
I will definitely do my best to learn this!


Hi Wyvernx,
First I'm glad to here you that you made the decision to follow the sight reading course.
Here is the first exercise for non gp users.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=7176
In theory Board I am holding a subforum for sight reading.
You can find more drills there.
Here after In a new drill I will add Images as well as Guitar pro files for both gp users and non gp users.
I used Guitar pro only for an aid.You can Practise your Drills with a metronome or even without a metronome(but keep the rythem) biggrin.gif

If you have any question ask me.


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post Nov 19 2007, 11:02 AM
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QUOTE (Vinod @ Sep 30 2007, 06:57 AM) *
Hi Wyvernx,
First I'm glad to here you that you made the decision to follow the sight reading course.
Here is the first exercise for non gp users.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=7176
In theory Board I am holding a subforum for sight reading.
You can find more drills there.
Here after In a new drill I will add Images as well as Guitar pro files for both gp users and non gp users.
I used Guitar pro only for an aid.You can Practise your Drills with a metronome or even without a metronome(but keep the rythem) biggrin.gif

If you have any question ask me.


Vinod, i just made the decision to start learning Sight Reading, but the link you provided above doesent work. I really want to start from the basics. Thank you.

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post Nov 19 2007, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Nov 19 2007, 02:02 AM) *
Vinod, i just made the decision to start learning Sight Reading, but the link you provided above doesent work. I really want to start from the basics. Thank you.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=7173
I think that contains both lesson 1 and 2
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post May 19 2008, 04:30 AM
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QUOTE (Wyvernx @ Nov 19 2007, 03:59 PM) *
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=7173
I think that contains both lesson 1 and 2


Thanks for the link correction smile.gif


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