Category: Sight Reading

Rudiments of Music
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In this lesson we will start our study of sight reading.  Sight reading is the skill of being able to read standard music notation.  This lesson specifically covers the basic symbols, note types, and the staff.

1st String Exercises
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In this lesson we will learn 3 notes on the 1st string – E, F, and G.

Notes On The B String
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In this lesson we will be studying 3 notes on the B string.

Frolic
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In this lesson we will sight read a simple tune using the 6 notes we have learned thus far.

Notes On The G String
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In this lesson we will study 2 notes on the G string.  We will also study a simple song using the notes we have learned so far on the E, B, and G string.  The song is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Sparkling Stella).

Love Me Tender
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In this lesson we will be sight reading the melody to Love Me Tender. The tune uses notes we have learned thus far from the E, B, and G strings.

Red River Valley
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In this lesson we will sight read the melody to Red River Valley and learn two new rudiments of music. The tune uses ties and dotted notes. We will discuss these concepts in the lesson

Notes on the D string
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In this lesson we will study 3 notes on the D string. D, E, and F.

Cockles and Mussels
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In this lesson we will sight read a simple tune applying some notes from the D string.

When The Saints Go Marching In
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Sight read When The Saints Go Marching In.

Eighth Notes
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In this lesson we are going to study eighth notes and practice with a few exercises.

Tenting Tonight
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We are going to put our eighth note study to use in this old time melody.