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Synonyms for sight-read

perform music from a score without having seen the score before

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1775-1800 that describe musicians sight-reading (or playing with little-to-no rehearsal) either string quartets or other music for small ensembles.
The psychologists surmised that the capacity influences how many notes a player can look ahead as she plays, an important factor in sight-reading.
High scores on working memory tests did not cluster among volunteers who had practiced piano playing and sight-reading the most.
Units contain lengthy worksheets in addition to explanations, and three of the units consist of graded sight-reading exercises only.
Chorus master Philip Honnor says potential singers should have a reasonable ability to read music, but he added that perfect sight-reading is not essential.
I couldn't find the first piece I prepared, so I picked up another and did some quick sight-reading before the audition,'' he said.
Graham has missed all the rehearsals, and will be relying heavily on his sight-reading skills.
With four complete sight-reading books that now assess voice, there are hundreds of sight-reading examples to use for meeting curriculum standards in and outside of the classroom for all skill levels.
The event that finally thrust me toward ongoing distance teaching was when a colleague, Kristin Shoemaker contacted me in December 2010 to inquire about collaborating on a small research project to explore the efficacy of teaching sight-reading online to beginning students using Internet MIDI and digital pianos.
As a player progresses through the levels they effortlessly pick up valuable music theory and develop their sight-reading skills at the same time.
For the new study, pianists were asked to sight read six pieces from a book of sight-reading tests.
And in March, the band was rated superior in the sight-reading competition and excellent in prepared-concert performance at the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association program at Littlerock High School.
Various short pieces for violin and piano, supplemented by song arrangements and even a sight-reading test Faure wrote for students at the Paris Conservatoire (a barrel-scraping titbit if ever there was), are framed by his first published composition, the Violin Sonata Op.
The results indicate that sight-reading and piano performance activate parts of all four lobes of the brain's outer layer, or cortex, and the cerebellum, which sits at the base of the cortex.
Overall the material was good and I would use this in the future for study pieces or for sight-reading for students, especially for the rhythmic and chromatic elements involved in many of the pieces.