Small_nws_excemption3 Sight reading for the bass

How-To | Evan Halloin, Double Bass
Bt_movie_not_in_use Strategies to improve sightreading at an audition 00h:00m:19s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Look at the clefs in the music before playing 00h:00m:50s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Look at the key signature 00h:01m:06s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Imagine what the key signature feels like to play on your instrument 00h:01m:27s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Different scales feel different in the left hand 00h:02m:00s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Look at the time signature and any other tempo markings 00h:02m:23s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Look at the dynamics through the piece and imagine how they sound before you play 00h:03m:12s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Look at articulations 00h:03m:44s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Fully count all rests in the piece as you are sightreading 00h:04m:00s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Look ahead about one measure as you are playing 00h:04m:24s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Don't stop, even if you have a few wrong notes 00h:04m:54s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Take a deep breath, relax and play 00h:05m:11s


New World Symphony bass fellow Evan Halloin shares some tips around developing your sight reading on the bass

Instruments:
Double Bass



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Evan Halloin
Double Bass

Evan Halloin joined the Kansas City Symphony in the 2012-2013 season. Prior to coming to Kansas City he was a member of the New World Symphony. He earned a master's degree from Rice University and a bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory. His primary teachers include Timothy Pitts and Donald Palma. Mr. Halloin has performed as a substitute musician with the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Houston Symphony Orchestras. He is originally from De Pere, Wisconsin.