SIGHT READING FOR THE BASS
SIGHT READING FOR THE BASS
This book is designed to develop sight reading skills in bass students. Each page presents either a new concept or reviews previously explored materials. The book starts at a beginning level and moves progressively to an advanced level. Teachers using this text may assign either entire or partial pages as homework depending on the students ability. Because sight reading is an acquired skill, it is strongly suggested that the teacher and student seek out other materials for sight reading to augment and reinforce the materials in this text. Written in standard notation only (no TAB). 95 pages.
Product Code: IND004
Format: Book
Artist/Author: Ron Velosky
Publisher/Distributor: BassBooks Publishing
US$19.99

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This book is designed to develop sight reading skills in bass students. Each page presents either a new concept or reviews previously explored materials. The book starts at a beginning level and moves progressively to an advanced level.Teachers using this text may assign either entire or partial pages as homework depending on the students ability. Because sight reading is an acquired skill, it is strongly suggested that the teacher and student seek out other materials for sight reading to augment and reinforce the materials in this text. Written in standard notation only (no TAB). 95 pages.

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