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- n. The act or process of reading a piece of music, or a passage in a foreign tongue, at first sight, generally as a test of proficiency.
“In sight-reading Mr. Tritle seeks "not just the ability to nail every note and rhythm, but also the technique to read far enough ahead on the page so that if they stumble on something they can continue instead of breaking the flow.”
“His natural sight-reading skills were an advantage.”
“Leonard Bernstein once told me that even sight-reading Mahler, this orchestra sounds Jewish.”
“Kansas City bands often played according to so-called “head arrangements,” communal affairs composed and arranged collectively, changing every night on the fly, rather than sight-reading composed music.”
“Hence we have had to develop a large pool of singers and instrumentalists who can produce a near-perfect performance on little or no rehearsal, and whose sight-reading skills are the envy of our neighbours.”
“PET brain imaging studies show that sight-reading and performing engages more areas of the brain than any other activity.”
“Jennifer Rodgers Beach discusses basic music notation, rhythm, sight-reading and more. 7-9 p.m.,”
“GURA: He says that in his books, theres more theory, more of an emphasis on sight-reading than there is in the Suzuki Method.”
“Walk left instead, past a couple of kids playing Ping-Pong and a young girl sight-reading selections from Wicked on a piano, and enter the costume shop, one of the few locations on the grounds with air-conditioning.”
“Innovative programs mean daylong festivals devoted to a composer; surprise concerts, in which the program is unknown until the players come on stage; and sight-reading concerts, in which a slip of paper is drawn out of a tuba bell with a seat number.”
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