I'm struggling with sight reading... If I look at the notes, I'm not looking at my left hand (or my right hand come to that.) My fingers travel in a bunch towards the nut.
Alternatively, I find myself ignoring the sheet music, and playing by ear, and hence getting a bit lost when I hit phrases that start like a previous one, but end differently.
Also, I'm supposed to be sight reading!
I'm using Suzuki book 1, where all the postions are marked above the stave. Practice is improving my playing, but not my reading.
Does anyone have any really good concise sources of information that might help me out?
I'm probably going to go and stay with a friend who sight reads well, and is very patient with me! In the meantime, I can 'cheat' and practice from the suzuki recordings until I improve, that way I'll not frustrate my teacher too much:) He likes the Suzuki books, and so do I , but he prefers to teach a different bow technique, and emphasise sight reading without having heard a piece, which I find I'm a bit lost with.
Thanks in advance, I know I'll find what I need here!
Posted: February 10, 2012