An effective yet efficient means to practice sight-reading on a regular basis without having to retrieve music from the library, hand it out to the band, collect it afterward, put it back in score order, and refile it into the library. Provides 100 short pieces (avg. length is 25 measures w/a total of approx. 10 hours of sight-reading practice) while saving valuable rehearsal time.
An index is provided in the score with key signatures, meters and primary rhythmic figures to provide assistance in creating lesson plans. The music is arranged in a flexibly, so that it can be adapted to a wide range of ensemble sizes with mixed instrumentation. The exercises feature various key signatures and meters, key changes, meter changes, accidentals, reversal of rhythms, repeats of various types, hemiola, and isolation of differing sections of the ensemble.
Emphasis has also been placed on dotted rhythms and counting of rests. An invaluable tool in the efficient preparation for sight-reading contests; allows many opportunities to sight read in class using the smallest amount of time!