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

Double Bass


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.