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MUSIC SIGHT READING EXERCISES
 
I hope you have some books and resources that show you the basics of reading music. What I have here is a series of sight reading exercises that will help you practice what you have learned. Each sheet is written as an exercise and is not meant to be particularly musical (although some parts do sound cool). If you need some help with some of the figures there is a counting key at the bottom of this web page. More simple and more complex patterns will be published later.
I have included two music files with each sheet at different tempos to help you with your accuracy.
 
(advice: click on the sound link and then open up another instance of explorer and navigate your way back onto this page (so that you have two instances of my website open in your task bar), then click the thumbnail of the piece so that it enlarges and you can read along with it while the track plays. This will be a powerful way of coming to an understanding of note and rest values.
Note that it may take a minute or so for the track to upload to your computer)

Sight reading exercise 0a (click to enlarge)
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ex 0a @ 80bpm

ex 0a @ 120bpm

Sight reading exercise 1a (click to enlarge)
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ex 1a @ 60bpm

ex 1a @ 95bpm

Sight reading exercise 2a (click to enlarge)
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ex 2a @ 60bpm

ex 2a @ 90bpm

Sight reading exercise 3a (click to enlarge)
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ex 3a @ 46bpm

ex 3a @ 108bpm

Sight reading exercise 4a (click to enlarge)
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ex 4a @ 45bpm

ex 4a @ 90bpm

Sight reading exercise 5a (click to enlarge)
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ex 5a @ 46bpm

ex 5a @ 78bpm

Sight reading exercise 6a (click to enlarge)
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ex 6a @ 63bpm

ex 6a @ 96bpm

Sight reading exercise 7a (click to enlarge)
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ex 7a @ 50bpm

ex 7a @ 80bpm

Sight reading exercise 8a (click to enlarge)
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ex 8a @ 44bpm

ex 8a @ 70bpm

counting key for the above exercises
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