Welcome to Sight-Reading Made Simple. This article has been designed to let you approach sight-reading with confidence.
Reading sheet music can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! In these beginner focused lessons you’ll learn how to start reading music in just a few minutes. By the end, you’ll be able to pay songs by reading notes on the page.
1. Getting Started With Sight-Reading
In order to be able to sight read, you will need a basic understanding of the layout of the piano, the musical alphabet and rhythm. This lesson provides the perfect introduction to all of those skills so that you can set yourself up for sight-reading success.
2. Reading Notes On The Treble Clef
We begin our sight-reading journey with the treble clef. This symbol indicates that you should play with your right hand. Learn the names of all the lines and spaces found in the treble clef and how to quickly identify patterns as they appear in notation so you can sight read quickly.
3. Reading Notes On The Bass Clef
The bass clef tells us to play with our left hand! The lines and spaces in the bass clef have different note names than the ones in the treble clef. This lesson will once again help you to learn the names and locations of all of these notes as well as identify patterns so that you can sight read quickly and easily.
4. Reading Notes On The Grand Staff
Time to put it all together! Learn how the grand staff connects the two clefs and begin to develop the skill and coordination required to read and play notation on the grand staff.