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Steps to Sight Reading

Before pursuing sight-reading, you should have a good grasp of

- Basic Music Theory

see www.sethescalante.com/basicmusictheory for my lessons on Basic Music Theory 

 

 


- How to Read Tabs

see www.sethescalante.com/introtoguitar - LESSON 3 for my lessons on 'How to Read Tabs:

 

 


- The strings of the guitar and their names

The names of the strings on the Guitar are:

E A D G B E

the Bottom string of the guitar is the first string

1st string - E

2nd string - B

3rd string - G

4th string - D

5th string - A

6th string - E


A good exercise for achieving a strong left hand is to let all your fingers go on their respective frets all on the 6th string at the same time and simply holding this position for a long period of time,

- Notes to Tabs of First Position

 

The following is a useful worksheet showing all the whole notes of the first position

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Sight Reading Exercises with Letters

SINGLE NOTE SIGHT READING

- Using the following notes, play them on the guitar.

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1)     G    A    B    C

2)    D    E    F     high G

3)    F    G    A    E

4)   A   A   B    E

- Using the following notes, play them on the guitar

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1)    A    B    C    D

2)    C    D    E    F

3)    B    D    E    B

4)    A    E    C    D

- Using the following notes, play them on the guitar

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1)    E    F    G

2)    F    G    E

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