Intro to Sightreading

Sightreading is the ability to look at written music and then sing it without hearing it first. Give the children time to study the song for about 30 seconds. Then count the rhythm using “ta” (there are no “ti-ti’s” in this example) and then the children are encouraged to sing the solfa syllables. You are encouraged to try this with your students without the aid of the video to see if they can do it! If not, singing along with the video is just fine. If your children are struggling, you are encouraged to go through the “Additional Practice” lessons at the bottom of the Unit 4 page.