sight-read

VERB
  1. perform music from a score without having seen the score before
    He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread
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How To Use sight-read In A Sentence

  • In fact Liszt himself played Mendelssohn's brand new First Piano Concerto, sight-reading the far-from legible manuscript in the Erard piano showrooms in Paris, much to Mendelssohn's amazement.
  • Male and female campers spent time on solfege, a sight-reading method that pairs a hand sign or number to each note of the musical scale - the syllables are the "do, re, mi" made famous in the musical DentonRC.com Local News
  • I am not a bad pianist, know a lot of music and can sight-read anything with ease.
  • I did scales, I sight-read music, and talked about my goals. Archive 2008-08-01
  • He can sight-read virtually anything, and has a unique sound: crystal-clear and entrancingly pure. Times, Sunday Times
  • And in a classroom on one of the floors of the high school, musicians are sight-reading a piece of music.
  • The guy for whom it was commissioned has this amazing gift to sight-read. Even Bach Needed Goldberg
  • I can sight-read a medium ballad, but have never had to develop my reading beyond a rudimentary level.
  • Through my chorus teacher, I went for the NYSSMA Evaluation Festivals where I was to perform a song and sight-read notes that were relevant to my level of singing in front of a judge that gave me a grade and comments on a long sheet of paper. Sarah Yu: You Don't Have to Win 'American Idol' to be a Singer!
  • I mean, I'd find it fun to read through new stuff, but an awful lot of new music is too hard for me to sight-read. Compare and Contrast 16
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