This course will teach you to read music faster and more accurately. Madonna Woods has designed this course to help both those who must read music, like accompanists for church choirs and soloists and for those people who simple want to improve music reading for their own enjoyment. It teaches how to practice to improve reading and gives a day to day plan on heightening you reading skills by learning to read whole groups of notes at a time in the same way you read English groups of words at a time. It explains how to improve reading ability by developing a better understanding of chords and harmony—especially their use in keys, and takes you through several different keys so you can almost know what notes to expect in a piece. It contains an excellent section on tightening up your rhythm—most people’s greatest weakness. It gives a full section on secrets that professional accompanists use in how to read new music giving a good, accurate rendition—up to tempo—the first time! This one course won’t make you perfect the first time you ever play a new piece of music, but it contains indispensable information for people who are tired of slowly, laboriously stumbling through new music and want to learn to cover much more new music, rapidly and well. 52 page book.
The new 60 minute cassette is a recent addition and provides further explanation and demonstrations all music.