Re: Bad Sightreading Lines?
Posted by Suggestion on 2/3/2020, 8:46 am, in reply to "Bad Sightreading Lines?"
Suggestions for writing trap work for your kids that may show up as part of the SR process: |
Write it in one key, use accidentals to put it in another key (or relative minor).
Put the melody in only one or two distant instruments, like flute and bass clarinet only.
Use three and five measure phrases.
Write modal melodies - dorian and mixolydian are common.
Write the melody for the full band, but do it in canon or round, so that they have to play one measure off from one another.
I have seen every single one of these techniques used in SR music.