SIGHT READING I

In this course you will master reading single notes on all strings in the first position (first four frets) of the fret board. Before attempting this course the student will need a basic understanding of guitar technique and music theory covered up to Level 020 of Beginner Guitar I.

Sight Reading I will cover the following:

  • An overview of introductory sight reading terms. The treble clef, the staff, the lines and spaces of the musical staff, ledger lines, the time signature, a measure, etc.
  • Ten levels dedicated to mastering the first position of the neck. This covers the entire treble clef and three ledger lines underneath the staff.
  • Each level is designed to progress the student seamlessly into the next level of sight reading. The student will begin reading notes on the 1st string until mastered. After that a new string is introduced, mastered, and combined with the previous string. After six levels the student will have completed the entire first position with four more levels of reinforcement drills remaining.
  • The student will master counting and performing rhythm notation using whole notes, half notes, dotted half notes, quarter notes, quarter rest, dotted quarter notes, eighth notes, eighth rest, and sixtenth notes as part of the sight reading course.
  • Video instruction with detailed explanation of each exercise. The student will have a clear understanding and approach to every sight reading drill.

The primary focus is to develop the students’ knowledge of the first position with regard to sight reading single notes. By doing so the rest of the fret board becomes much more efficient and enjoyable to learn.

This also paves the way for reading multiple notes at once. The first position of the guitar is by far the most used in just about any style of music. In classical guitar there is a wealth of music waiting to be read and performed on this area of the fret board.

If you are already a member, click the START SRI LEVEL 001 button now to start your first sight reading level or you can click the level you wish to go directly to from the navigation menu on the right. If you haven’t signed up with us yet, click the GET A MEMBERSHIP button so you can get started today.

Module 1 SRI Level 001 - Notes On The 1E String In First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 001 – Notes On The 1E String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 001 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 001 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRI Level 001 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRI Level 001 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRI Level 001 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRI Level 001 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRI Level 001 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRI Level 001 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 8
Unit 10 SRI Level 001 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 9
Unit 11 SRI Level 001 - Song Prep 1 - Using Free Stroke Technique
Module 2 SRI Level 002 - Notes On The 2B String In First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 8
Unit 10 SRI Level 002 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 9
Unit 11 SRI Level 002 - Song Prep 2 - Using Squeeze Technique
Module 3 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRI Level 003 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 8
Module 4 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRI Level 004 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 8
Module 5 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRI Level 005 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 8
Unit 10 SRI Level 005 - Song Prep 3.1
Unit 11 SRI Level 005 - Song Prep 3.2
Module 6 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRI Level 006 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 8
Unit 10 SRI Level 006 - Song Prep 4.1
Unit 11 SRI Level 006 - Song Prep 4.2
Module 7 SRI Level 007 - Completion Of The First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 007 - Completion Of The First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 007 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 007 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRI Level 007 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRI Level 007 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 4
Module 8 SRI Level 008 - Completion Of The First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 008 - Completion Of The First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 008 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 008 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRI Level 008 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRI Level 008 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRI Level 008 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 5
Module 9 SRI Level 009 - Completion Of The First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 009 - Completion Of The First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 009 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 009 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRI Level 009 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 3
Module 10 SRI Level 010 - Completion Of The First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Level 010 - Completion Of The First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRI Level 010 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRI Level 010 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 2
Module 11 SRI Songs - First Position-
Unit 1 SRI Songs In First Position - Canon In D
Unit 2 SRI Songs In First Position - Greensleeves