Read Music Like A Pro
Sight Reading Made Simple, Every Step Of The Way
The Ultimate Step-By-Step Reading Method For Bass Guitar
48 progressive lessons to get you started on the road to reading
“I was the perfect example of a NON-READING BASS PLAYER”
“I’d been playing for several years before I even thought about learning to read. It was only when I enrolled at music school that I was embarrassed into working on my reading. But the big question was WHERE DO I START? “
“Other musicians would tell me to ‘just read’ but that’s like telling a child to read before even learning the alphabet. I knew I would have to overcome my ego, start from the absolute basics and become a beginner again”
“So, I set out to teach myself. By taking small baby steps of one or two notes and individual rhythms in isolation, before eventually combining them, I was able to develop my reading skills, keeping things incredibly easy and simple at all times”
“The development started slowly but then rocketed in speed as the fundamentals took shape. With the skills I gained I was able to graduate from university with a first class honors degree before embarking on a career as a sight reading pro”
“Simple Steps To Sight Reading guides you down the exact same path I walked on my journey to being a professional musician”
Mark J Smith (Creator of Talkingbass)
Don’t Take My Word For It….
Simple Steps To Sight Reading has met my goals in just about every way including being fun to do. The results are deeply satisfying.
John Humberstone – UK
I was just interested in learning chord progressions but I got so hooked up on your lessons I can now play from sheet music !!
Rene Meevis – Belgium
I couldn’t read any charts at all and found the course really worth every penny. Easy to understand and lots (and I mean lots!) of exercises, materials and backing tracks.
Ben Kwakman – Holland
The course was great and the methodical approach to learning each string was very helpful. The exercise and worksheets were great too.
Craig Smith – UK
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Simple Steps To Sight Reading Course?
Simple Steps To Sight Reading is the ultimate guide to reading music on bass guitar. It is a multimedia course using a combination of video lessons, PDF workbooks and MP3 backing tracks to provide the most comprehensive, step-by-step approach to sight reading available today.
What level of player is the course aimed at?
The course is aimed at any player from beginner to advanced level. Many advanced bass players are lacking in this very specialized area of playing so the number of playing years and experience is irrelevant. If you cannot read music – you cannot read music and this course serves to take you from the absolute basics of reading through to an advanced professional level whatever your standard.
What Will I Learn?
After completing Volume 1 you will have acquired an understanding of the following areas of reading music: The basics of written music notation; Complete familiarity and the ability to read every note in the first position of the fretboard. Naturals, sharps and flats; All rhythms from whole note through to quarter notes including rests and ties; The Cycle Of Fifths and how to read Key Signatures; The specific keys G Major and F Major; Many common symbols used in written music from the basic Clef and Time Signature markings through to Dynamics and Coda signs.
How Long Are The Lessons?
The lesson lengths vary but each level and pack will be many hours in length, providing many weeks, months or even years of practice.
How is the course presented? Do I Download Anything?
The course is hosted on the Talkingbass website so there are no video files to download. There is a lesson material zip file containing all of the course material arranged in appropriate folders.
Can I see a Sample Lesson from the course?
Of course you can. Here’s the first lesson:
How Do I Purchase The Course?
Simply click on the Enroll Now button below. From that page you will be able to pay for the course via Paypal or Debit/Credit card.