Being able to read music is one of the best things you can do for your playing. This month I’m giving away Berklee’s Reading Studies for Guitar. I’ve used this book for a year, and it’s improved my sight reading in such a major way. Here’s what I had to say about the book in my Best Guitar Books post:
What can you do after you learn all those notes? Put all that information to work by practicing sight reading.
In my original post I recommended Berklee’s Modern Method Vol 1-3. This time I’m recommending a book I heard about from Tyler over at MusicIsWin.
It’s also from Berklee, and focuses on working your way up the fretboard with different sight reading studies.
The most important thing to keep in mind about sight reading exercises is that once you’ve learned the piece and it’s under your fingers, you should probably move on to a new book.
Once you learn the exercises well, it becomes less sight reading, and more memorization, like any other song you’ve learned before. Move onto something new and challenge yourself again!
This is the last book giveaway I’m doing for 2018. In December I’ll be changing things up a bit for the giveaway, so good luck on winning!