SIGHT READING

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 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.

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Sight Reading First Position

Module 1 SRP1 - Notes On The 1E String In First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 001 – Notes On The 1E String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 002 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 003 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP1 Level 004 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRP1 Level 005 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRP1 Level 006 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRP1 Level 007 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRP1 Level 008 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRP1 Level 009 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 8
Unit 10 SRP1 Level 010 – The 1E String In First Position - Exercise 9
Unit 11 SRP1 Level 011 - Song Prep 1 - Using Free Stroke Technique
Module 2 SRP1 - Notes On The 2B String In First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 012 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 013 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 014 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP1 Level 015 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRP1 Level 016 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRP1 Level 017 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRP1 Level 018 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRP1 Level 019 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRP1 Level 020 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 8
Unit 10 SRP1 Level 021 – Notes On The 2B String In First Position - Exercise 9
Unit 11 SRP1 Level 022 - Song Prep 2 - Using Squeeze Technique
Module 3 SRP1 - Notes On The 3G String In First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 023 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 024 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 025 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP1 Level 026 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRP1 Level 027 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRP1 Level 028 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRP1 Level 029 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRP1 Level 030 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRP1 Level 031 – Notes On The 3G String In First Position - Exercise 8
Module 4 SRP1 - Notes On The 4D String In First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 033 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 034 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 035 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP1 Level 036 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRP1 Level 037 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRP1 Level 038 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRP1 Level 039 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRP1 Level 040 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRP1 Level 041 – Notes On The 4D String In First Position - Exercise 8
Module 5 SRP1 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 042 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 043 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 044 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP1 Level 045 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRP1 Level 046 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRP1 Level 047 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRP1 Level 048 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRP1 Level 049 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRP1 Level 050 - Notes On The 5A String In First Position - Exercise 8
Unit 10 SRP1 Level 051 - Song Prep 3.1
Unit 11 SRP1 Level 052 - Song Prep 3.2
Module 6 SRP1 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 053 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 054 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 055 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP1 Level 056 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRP1 Level 057 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRP1 Level 058 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 5
Unit 7 SRP1 Level 059 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 6
Unit 8 SRP1 Level 060 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 7
Unit 9 SRP1 Level 061 - Notes On The 6E String In First Position - Exercise 8
Unit 10 SRP1 Level 061 - Song Prep 4.1
Unit 11 SRP1 Level 062 - Song Prep 4.2
Module 7 SRP1 - Completion Of The First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 063 - Completion Of The First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 064 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 065 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP1 Level 066 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRP1 Level 077 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 4
Module 8 SRP1 - Completion Of The First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 078 - Completion Of The First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 079 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 080 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP1 Level 081 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 3
Unit 5 SRP1 Level 082 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 4
Unit 6 SRP1 Level 083 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 5
Module 9 SRP1 - Completion Of The First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 084 - Completion Of The First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 085 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 086 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP1 Level 087 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 3
Module 10 SRP1 - Completion Of The First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Level 088 - Completion Of The First Position - Introduction
Unit 2 SRP1 Level 089 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP1 Level 090 - Completion Of The First Position - Exercise 2
Module 11 SR Songs - First Position+
Unit 1 SRP1 Songs In First Position - Canon In D
Unit 2 SRP1 Songs In First Position - Greensleeves

Sight Reading Second Position

Module 1 SRP2 - Notes On The 1E String In Second Position-
Unit 1 SRP2 Level 001 – Notes On The 1E In Second Position – Introduction
Unit 2 SRP2 Level 002 – Notes On The 1E String In Second Position - Exercise 1
Unit 3 SRP2 Level 003 – Notes On The 1E String In Second Position - Exercise 2
Unit 4 SRP2 Level 004 – Notes On The 1E String In Second Position - Exercise 3