JIM'S THOUGHTS ON READING
"Reading music is one of my passions. As a young bass player I felt a need to learn to read so I could be prepared for any gig. Because of my ability to read, I quickly established myself as a professional and always had work."
Start here on your reading journey.
1. Reading In Bass Clef is the first reading book I wrote. This is a book for the beginner reader. Most players who are wanting to learn to read choose books that are too difficult.
2. Integrated Reading Technique is a newer version of Reading In Bass Clef. It starts from the beginning and progresses gradually to quite difficult. There are audio tracks of every example in the book available for purchase from my Downloadables site:
"It is always a good idea to continue working with simple material. I call this level one practice. Reading level one material allows you to focus on additional aspects of your playing; hand posture, shifts, tone, dynamics, tempo, and articulations."
5. At this point it is common to branch out into a specific style, or area of reading.
Choose your areas of interest from the links here: