Public Space for Improving your sightreading with Leann Osterkamp!

One of the most valued skills in music is having the ability to sightread with ease. That is because it aids in so many things: learning music quickly, being able to play with friends/colleagues on minimal practice time, and most importantly, being able to evaluate a new piece and its possibilities!

Join Leann as she leads a new Two Week Intensive designed to improve your sightreading through focused advice, tips, exercises, and more! Let’s start playing NEW music!

  • Course Period: October 17th - 28th

Welcome to the Public Space of “ Improving your Sightreading with Leann Osterkamp”! 

Unfortunately, you haven’t been randomly selected to participate in one of the groups. But you can still follow along with this month’s assignments in the Public Space and interact there with fellow community members!

Why don’t you start by saying hello to everybody and tell us what you look forward to for the next two weeks?

 

Assignment 1

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQFglD_rGIg&t=10s

 

Assignment 2

 

 

 

 

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  • So glad we have a public space! That is enough for me to move forward. I love Tonebase and am looking forward to this program.

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  • Awesome! Looking forward to it!

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    • Bang Quach
    • Bang_Quach
    • 3 mths ago
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    Can I still participate even when not selected in the group? 

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    • Bang Quach Sure! Just follow along here!

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  • Looking forward to developing new skills and approaches to sight reading. 

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  • Hey Everyone ! Definitely looking forward to exploring this subject with you. Hoping to discuss precision at tempo especially with the more intricate RH LH combo moments of a piece. 

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  • Hello, I'm Kathy, and I'm looking forward to learning from how to improve my sight reading skill.

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    • Christo
    • Christo
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hello everyone👋🏻, looking forward to improve my sightreading skill here!😃

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    • Susan
    • Susan.2
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hello, Improved sight reading will be valuable to my work as an accompanist. Best to all involved,

    Susan 

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    • lairdme
    • lairdme
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hello everyone—looking forward to learning…Mel 

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    • Carol Chua
    • Carol_Chua
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hello everyone. I’m in different time zone so it had  been difficult for me to join the live sessions.   I am looking forward to catch up via recordings. 

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  • This is great! So glad that there’s an option to follow along with the content. Thank you so much, Dominic! 
     

    Sightreading has always been a fear inducing word! Hope to lessen that. 🎵 

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    • Terry
    • Terry
    • 3 mths ago
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    This is a great option.  Thanks.

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    • ALICE
    • ALICE.1
    • 3 mths ago
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    Sight reading is such an important topic and is my weakest area. I'm an adult beginner with 2 and half years of learning piano. Right now, I'm learning Schuman's "Melody", "Wild Rider", "First Loss" form the album for the young. My teacher prefers to polish pieces for several months. I want to read more music but never find time. This forum will get me started. Thank you.

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  • Glad to be learning sight reading skills after many years of playing piano. Eager to learn so that I can learn new music more quickly and enjoy playing with a trio. 

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  • Unfortunately, I haven’t been randomly selected to participate. Can this be converted into a course anyone can watch at their convenience?

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    • Dave Roberts Yes! Just follow along here! assignments will be posted on this page!

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    • Luminița
    • Luminita
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hi Everyone! .  Look forward to learning new sight reading skills I can use as as a collaborative pianist.  

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    • Dave B
    • Dave_B
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hello, I’ve been randomly selected to join this public space. Can someone please explain what a public space is and how to use it?

    thanks, Dave B. 

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    • Dave B The assignments will be posted here and you can follow along but the teacher will not be interacting directly with everyone here!

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  • Thank You Dominic for this great oppotunity! Thank you Tonebass! You help me so much with all the stuff you give to us, thank you for all of this. 

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  • I'm looking forward to this class. Sight reading is probably my weakest  trait. I also like the way Ms. Osterkamp teaches.

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    • Monika Tusnady
    • The Retired French Teacher
    • Monikainfrance
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hello, I can't wait to learn techniques to improve my sight-reading. Practice is helpful but guided practice will certainly be much better.  

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  • Greetings, I'm looking for new tips to improve. Looking forward to doing the assignments on my own (I haven't been selected to participate).

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    • Sam Smith
    • Sam_Smith
    • 3 mths ago
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    Always looking for ways to improve - I can sight read, but at about half speed (or less)!

     

    I second the questions about how this works, since I am a new member. Not selected means what? I can still see the material, but I am not in the class?

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