How to be a Better String Player – Improve Your Sight-Reading Skills


The Be a Better String Player series offers real-world advice and expert insight that will help improve your string playing.

Everyone knows that good sight-reading requires the player to always scan ahead; to take in a new measure while still playing the current one. This “double vision,” like anything else, will improve over time with practice. And, of course, the more technique you have, the more difficult music you can handle. But sight-reading can be immediately improved with specialized work, whatever your level.

This guide, Improve Your Sight-Reading Skills, offers 3 ways that cellists—or any string player—can brush up on their sight-reading abilities.

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