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#1100779 - 09/10/04 12:36 PM Site reading software recommendation  
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Hello everyone,

I recently purchased a new Schimmel Grand piano, and have begun playing again, after years of only playing every now and then. I started lessons when I was a kid and took them into my teenage years. I then took a 20 year hiatus, and am now back at it again. Things are a little rusty, but coming back nicely. One area I have always had trouble was in sight reading. I got lazy as I have a good ear and can often play things simply by listening to them. As far as reading music, I do fine on the standard notes, but on the notes above and below the staff, I have a hard time. I also find that when I sit down to play, I can play it, but if you asked me what not it was that I was playing (particularly on the left hand)I couldn't quickly tell you.

I work in the car business and often times have hours available when I don't have a customer and nothing to do. I was wondering if anybody knows of a good software program that I can put on my computer at work that would allow me to improve my sight reading and particularly the more difficult notes. Something that does not require a midi input...perhaps a flash card kind of thing?

Has anyone heard of such a program and where I might be able to find one?

Thanks,

LDSlifter

Thanks in advance for any suggesions.

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#1100780 - 09/10/04 01:18 PM Re: Site reading software recommendation  
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You can try www.musictheory.net. I've used this one and like it's simplicity.

I'm sure you'll get more suggestions. You may be able to find some if you do a search for "software" or "websites".


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#1100781 - 09/11/04 10:18 PM Re: Site reading software recommendation  
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Have you seen this one?

http://astro.sci.uop.edu/~harlow/piano/index.html


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