Sight-Reading

According to oxford learners dictionaries, Sight-reading is the activity of playing or singing written music when you see it for the first time, without practicing it first

Definition

the ability to play a piece of music that you've never played before simply by reading it off of a page of written music. In many ways, this skill is no different than an actor's ability to convincingly perform a section of dialogue by reading it straight off the page.

 

The Importance of Sight-reading

Sight-reading is an important and necessary skill for music majors. Quite often, they will be asked to learn pieces of music in a very short amount of time. The ability to sight-read is critical to the ability to function within a performance ensemble. Truly understanding how music works in all its forms gives you unlimited potential to continue pushing boundaries and developing musically.

 

Sources

www.musicnotes.com

www.oxfoardlearnersdictionaries.com



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