How this works

Would you like to become better at Sight Reading?

What is Sight reading?

Sight reading is the ability to see a new piece of music and play it correctly on the first time. The most important reason to practice sight reading is to learn music quicker. If you can play the piece rhythmically and melodically correct on the first time, you can spend more time on the details of the music, such as dynamics and emotion.

After you practice sight reading, you will be able to show up to an ensemble's rehearsal and already know your part. You will be better able to understand how your part interacts with the other instruments in the group.

How does this site work? creates random pieces of sheet music with an audio accompaniment for musicians to practice sight reading. Click practice in the menu to get started!

Three random measures:


Eighth Note + Eighth Note tied to Quarter Note
Eighth Rest + Two Sixteenth NotesFour Sixteenth Notes
Half Note

It all starts with Rhythm!

Rhythm is the most important part of sight reading. If you have correct rhythm but incorrect pitch, at least you will be in the correct place. If you play the correct notes but the wrong rhythm you will quickly become lost.

Start Practicing Rhythm