Q: How can I get better at sight-reading?
Learning to read at sight is not about playing the right notes every time: it’s about absorbing the geography of the page and the landscape of the music, and playing from the very beginning, with a constant rhythmic pulse. Getting some of the notes accurate as well is a bonus!
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