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  1. Neill Levine replied to the thread Sight reading for big band.

    this makes me feel much better, thanks! That’s pretty much what I’ve been finding with the chord choices. Cheers Neill

    May 13, 2021 at 7:37 PM
  2. Neill Levine liked Harry Styron's post in the thread Sight reading for big band.

    I joined a big-band as the guitarist four years ago with no experience. I learned that I had to set modest expectations for myself,...

    May 13, 2021 at 7:36 PM
  3. Neill Levine liked SRHmusic's post in the thread Sight reading for big band.

    Good for you. A band chart book, eh? Well, you could work on sight reading anything you can get your hands on: Hymnal The Real Book Bach...

    May 13, 2021 at 7:35 PM
  4. Neill Levine liked PARCO's post in the thread Sight reading for big band.

    Listen to and practice with recorded versions of the songs. I've found that when I need to read charts (especially sight read notation)...

    May 13, 2021 at 7:35 PM
  5. Neill Levine replied to the thread Sight reading for big band.

    yes the problem is that it’s true sight reading - I only have access on the playing night.

    May 11, 2021
  6. Neill Levine replied to the thread Sight reading for big band.

    Ah that’s the trouble - I don’t have access to the arrangements, only on the night. Yep I’m playing a Guild Starfire

    May 11, 2021
  7. Neill Levine liked telepraise's post in the thread Sight reading for big band.

    Record the rehearsal so you can play against it. When I have an important lead line on a praise song, I usually jot a rough tab of it...

    May 11, 2021
  8. Neill Levine liked beanluc's post in the thread Sight reading for big band.

    Work on it when you're not in a rehearsal. That goes both for the specific piece as well as for the skill in general.

    May 11, 2021
  9. Neill Levine posted a new thread.

    Sight reading for big band

    Hi all, it’s been a while. Any tips or good resources to help improve my sight reading? I was behind the 8-ball last night at big band...

    Forum: Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique

    May 11, 2021