sightread

sightread
To perform (music or other art) without rehearsal but on first viewing of a text.

I can sightread really simple music, but hard pieces need a lot of practice so I dont have to stop and figure out what Im doing.


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  • sightread — /ˈsaɪtrid/ (say suytreed) verb (t) (sightread /ˈsaɪtrɛd/ (say suytred), sightreading /ˈsaɪtridɪŋ/ (say suytreeding)) to play, read, or sing (music) from a written or printed score without previous rehearsal or study. Also, sight read, sight read …   Australian-English dictionary

  • sightread — verb perform music from a score without having seen the score before He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread • Syn: ↑sight read • Derivationally related forms: ↑sightreader • Topics: ↑music …   Useful english dictionary

  • sight-read — verb perform music from a score without having seen the score before He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread • Syn: ↑sightread • Derivationally related forms: ↑sightreader (for: ↑sightread) • …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sight-reader — noun A person who is able to sightread …   Wiktionary

  • sight-read — verb past tense and past participle sightread, (I, T) to play or sing written music when you look at it for the first time, without practising it first sight reader noun (C) sight reading noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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