What is sight reading?
Sight reading is where you read and play a piece of music for the first time.
It is a necessary skill to have if you want to work as a professional bass player.
To help become an accomplished sight reader, you need to work on the following:
- Learn how to read music
- Learn music theory
- Become familiar with lots of different styles of music
- Practice playing lots of new material using sight reading exercises and bass lines
If you need exercises to help you to sight read then you might be interested in my book, 'Sight Reading Exercises For Bass Players by Greg Hagger'
My video course, 'Reading Music For Bass Players' will also help you to learn to read music.