part begins where you are now. Each piece gets better as
you progress in your playing. It grows because you invest
your own ingenuity and make real decisions about what you
are going to play. You have an opportunity to express your
own interpretations, learn and grow in
each step of the process.
you love music until you got to music class?
"take" violin, piano, etc. and then drop
it, giving up on music?
Music At First
Sight is for adults or teens who love music and who want to
play but are frustrated by the childish
little pieces that are most often part of the curriculum for
novices. Sadly, the dream of making music becomes
stifled by undue emphasis on technique and
boring, trivial solo pieces.
With Music At First Sight you can have the experience
and the pleasure of ensemble playing with
the recordings of your choice. While working
with our graded parts, playing along with
a recorded piece of music encourages you to listen more closely,
try out your own ideas and sharpen your skills and musicality.
Each composition in our growing Music Library
contains a series of graded parts you can play along with
as well as edit and revise. We currently have arrangements
and sheet music samples for these instruments:
And these composers:
What you get
We provide the printed music, the audio introduction, and a live performance recording with each measure counted softly - to hear in your right headphone. With faster pieces there are slower-graded MIDI
recordings with measure counting. You also have a part with large blank staff lines bracketed by both your printed part and the Melodic Cue. You can revise, or create
a whole new part to fit your technique and musical taste. It's very hard to get lost. Try it. The numbered measures can bring you right back in synch with the recorded performance.