Date: November 9, 2012
I can't sight sing.
I'm an expereinced singer that has been singing seriously since the age 7. I've sang in various school choirs, but my main training comes from singing in a boys choir for 8 years (I was a soprano for 5 years, and been singing low bass since then). I've got a very good ear, and an excellent memory for memorizing music (part of the reason, I believe that I never learned sight singing).
I just began my freshman year, and I'm taking piano and voice lessons, and I am involved in a number of vocal ensembles. Unbelievably, even after my considerable vocal expereince, I still consider myself to be a relativley weak sight reader. I can pick ocasionally pick apart a tune very slowly, but it is very difficult for me to sight read reliably for the first time.
My question is, does anyone have any tips for how I might increase my sight reading skills? It's becoming very frustrating.
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