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this makes me feel much better, thanks! That’s pretty much what I’ve been finding with the chord choices.
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,...
Good for you. A band chart book, eh? Well, you could work on sight reading anything you can get your hands on:
The Real Book
Listen to and practice with recorded versions of the songs. I've found that when I need to read charts (especially sight read notation)...
yes the problem is that it’s true sight reading - I only have access on the playing night.
Ah that’s the trouble - I don’t have access to the arrangements, only on the night.
Yep I’m playing a Guild Starfire
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...
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.
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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...