Sight REading Factory:
At the end of the school year, the Band Boosters purchased a subscription to the Sight Reading Factory for you to use in preparation for DHB and All-State auditions. We have 60 unique student codes that will allow you to login and practice an unlimited number of sight reading exercises.
Click here to try some samples. If you like the program, Email Mr. Brooks to get the student code (it's FREE, by the way!).
Develop a plan of attack for your sight reading practice.
Start with the toughest section first, then run the exercise.
DON'T STOP once you start performing the exercise.
BE MUSICAL! Right notes and rhythms are the easy part... be a Musician, not a Monkey!
Sight Reading Tips and Resources
Sight Reading Tips:
At first glance, sight reading exercises can look scary and be intimidating. However, with lots of practice, sight reading is a skill that can be learned (it's not just luck, I promise!). Once you learn to master the sight reading process, your chances of making District Honor Band and All State Band will improve significantly! Here are some tips that have helped me in the past:
Most sight reading exercises only give you 30 seconds to study, so you must be efficient in order to be successful
Once you begin to play the exercise, remember these few things: