90% OF STUDENTS WHO
FOR ALL-STATE DO NOT MAKE IT
SAY GOOD-BYE TO PROBLEMS WITH SIGHT
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students have come to their teacher and asked, 'How does this go?" It's
constant . 'Tell me how it goes.' You sing or play the example and have to teach it
BY ROTE in order to got the student to play/sing it correctly.
WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THE All-State Sight ReadingSERIES?
First of all, it's cheap.
the books you will need. When they arrive, check them
out to any of your GO-GETTERS and let them have at it. It's a programmed text that teaches the
fundamentals of sight reading. NOW YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE SIGHT
READING ABILITIES OF YOUR STUDENTS. This will give you more
time to teach-plan-organize, REALLY TEACH MUSIC!
I have something very exciting to show you. The 6/8 section has 24 examples in graded
levels to teach your students 'how it goes.' Then your singer/player will understand
6/8 without you having to explain it every time you read this time signature.
Compound time signatures really 'buffalo" most music students.
The parallel of 6/8=2 beats, 9/8=3 beats, and 12/8=4 beats really gets to some students. Then the
4/8 shows up. Here he comes again! 'Tell me how it goes." You sing it-you tap
it or clap it or snap it, you play it-it doesn't stick.
I'm talking read it and
text makes it happen. Take mixed meters for example
what to do--what to do-. The eighth note almost always equals the eighth note-so--change the
beat note to quarter and dotted quarter. Whew! It works-Now just maybe the student will grasp
this idea. WAIT!-DON'T PRACTICE -IT! That spoils the whole idea. Just sight read it and
record it then count your mistakes. Use that tape player to see how many mistakes you made.
WHO REALLY MAKES ALL-STATE?
Most of the time it's the
studies privately and is smart and has a great
instrument and super tone quality and practices 8 hours a day and works his buns off that
becomes a great musician. What really happens in those private lessons anyway???
Well-I'm gonna tell you. LOTS OF SIGHT
Are your students like the above description? No-neither are mine- BUT-I send
TONS to ALL-STATE EVERY YEAR. They take my sight reading examples PLUS some private lessons PLUS some smarts and hard work. They tell me:
'THE SIGHT READING EXAMPLES REALLY HELPED ME TO MAKE IT!"