#1
i'm trying out for the jazz band at my school and someone said i wold have to sight read guitar, being a piano player as well, i'm familiar with notation but i realized guitars a it harder any tips on how to improve or make it a bit less hard.
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#2
practice, doing scales up and down the neck, saying the notes you are playing out loud will help
#3
Uh, if they're making you sight read, it's probably just chords. So you'll have a chord progression and stuff. If anything, you should get to learning 7th chords at least, if not more extended chords, and different voicings. If it goes beyond chords, it'll be a simple 2 to 4 bar phrase at most.
#4
ya i know my 7ths you really think itll be mainly chords
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#5
The guitar parts in my school band are mainly chords but occasionally there's a notated part, but not often.

Tips on sight reading on guitar are to learn all the notes on the fretboard, then learn which are equivalent notes, ie 5th fret on G string = 1st fret B string etc, then put where the note is on the stave with where the note is on the fretboard.
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#6
There's not really much to it other than practice... You'll internalise all the locations and recognise patterns etc as you do.
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#8
this is my problem too, i can sight read to some extent, but I can't apply it easily to the guitar
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