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#1017954 - 02/28/07 01:37 PM Homemade note reading drills
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I just recently started writing out a bunch of random notes in a sequence on staff paper and then I go back to the beginning and write the name of each note. I cannot remember the notes I wrote, so this seems to work. What other methods could I try, if any?

Are there any books that are good for note drills that I could photocopy many copies of so that I could become masterful at least at naming the notes?

-Colin

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#1017955 - 02/28/07 01:41 PM Re: Homemade note reading drills
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http://musictheory.net

I think we need that link in a big bright banner at the top of the AB page.

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#1017956 - 02/28/07 01:48 PM Re: Homemade note reading drills
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Wow, thanks a lot!

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#1017957 - 02/28/07 02:28 PM Re: Homemade note reading drills
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#1017958 - 02/28/07 05:20 PM Re: Homemade note reading drills
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Flash cards are also great for when youre away from the computer. About 6 bucks at most music stores.
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#2625080 - 03/19/17 07:27 AM Re: Homemade note reading drills [Re: Reaper978]
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I do note reading drills on a site called emusic theory, it has two differant excercises for the - a timed one where the the notes move along the staff then disappear but you just select the note name rather than a key to press, the other excercise the note stays as long as you need it but you press the corresponding piano key so I think this is more relevant.

http://www.emusictheory.com/practice/html5/piano-keys.html

My question is regarding how much time you spend doing these drills? I do 50 notes (takes 3.5-4 mins currently) per time and it do the every morning and evening and usually a further time between the two.
Does this seem enough or did you do drastically more?

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#2625095 - 03/19/17 09:09 AM Re: Homemade note reading drills [Re: Reaper978]
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You can also buy books called "note spellers".

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#2625123 - 03/19/17 10:44 AM Re: Homemade note reading drills [Re: Reaper978]
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When I was starting I used this:
http://www.sightreadingpractice.com/cgi-...656341&cr=1

The interface is old fashioned but for plain note drilling it's much better than any other site I have seen.
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#2625499 - 03/20/17 06:46 PM Re: Homemade note reading drills [Re: Reaper978]
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BTW writing down the notes with pencil and reading them back has its value.
Your brain get to read hand-written-style notation, which is somewhat harder and therefore great for learning.
Also writing the notes down, making sure that you think in your head which note that is, "imprint" the note position (in the staff) in your brain better than reading it.
However, I would suggest playing back (at the piano) instead of just reading/saying the name of the note. You ultimately want to be able to play the piano, so it's better to play it right away. So you'll start to associate the note name with the actual key on the piano, which can't come as a secondary step, it should be a whole single brain-process.
Since you're reading only one staff, alternate between playing with the right and with the left hand, so you learn that "association" with both hands and not only with the right hand.

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