To sight read means to be able to play music as the writer/composer intended, without having to hear the music played first. The ability to read music is an essential part of playing any musical instrument and gives you access to a whole world of music.
This book covers six of the most used keys and the first eight frets of the fingerboard. The pieces in this book follow a route from the New York suburbs to Carnegie Hall. This book can be used as a learning method for individual study. However, if you have a teacher to help you along the way than you’ll find that the book has enhanced benefits:
Below each line of music a chord sequence is given. If you’re learning electric guitar, ask your teacher to play these chords whilst you play the Guitar 1 melody this will help you keep in time and bring the music alive.
If you’re learning classical guitar, then you can play each piece as a duet with your teacher. You should play Guitar 1 (always printed on the left-hand page) whilst your guitar teacher plays the music marked Guitar 2 (always printed on the facing right hand page).
Please note that whilst both the chords and Guitar 1. And Guitar 1 and Guitar 2, are designed to harmonies together, the chords and Guitar 2 are not intended to be played together.