The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets for Horn: 100 Sight Reading Challenges for You and a Friend by David Vining, edited by Heidi Lucas, is appropriate for high school through professional horn players.
The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets provides a fun and effective way to improve sight reading. The 100 duets are progressively arranged—from rudimentary rhythmic exercises to devilishly difficult—so every skill level is addressed, and there are a wide variety of styles, keys, time signatures, and other musical requirements for plenty of diversity.
Whether you play these duets with a friend or a teacher, sight reading with a partner provides an incentive for playing each duet without stopping because you don’t want to disappoint your partner. Using this simple principle and providing additional tips and advice for improvement, this book addresses a skill so important and so lacking for so many musicians.
Stop dreading sight reading—learn the secrets to reading music at first sight accurately every time with help from The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets.
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"The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets is a thoughtfully conceived method book that approaches sight reading for brass players in a systematic and progressive manner, from easy to extreme levels of difficulty. The introductory insights and rhythm studies build a solid foundation for learning from the duets that follow; collaborating with a duet partner offers an approach that serves to incentivize practicing, increasing both accountability and fun. Heidi Lucas’ horn edition enriches these studies by recommending transpositions and offering several duets in bass clef, important practical considerations for hornists. The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets belongs in every brass player’s music library. Enjoy your personal journey through these pages!" - Randy C. Gardner, Professor of Horn, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Second Horn, The Philadelphia Orchestra (retired); Author, Good Vibrations: Masterclasses for Brass Players and Mastering the Horn's Low Register
109 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand
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