We all know that music reading takes practice and simple memorization of what each note looks like on the staff. But, what holds many students back is the speed that they can recognize and play notes.
I’ve created a few handy exercises for orchestra students and have created three sequential levels. (I encourage You To Go Through All Three Levels). The bronze level notes are in the Key of D Major, and the silver level adds the notes on the G string (A string for double bass), and the gold level are all notes on all strings in first position.
You should be able to complete at least 50 in a row with no mistakes before going on to the silver level.
You should be able to complete at least 75 in a row with no mistakes before going on to the gold level.
You should be able to complete at least 100 in a row with no mistakes before calling yourself a note naming wiz!
VIOLIN | VIOLA| CELLO | BASS
The three tier note execise was created to be user friendly. In the event you get stuck wile trying to navigate the site here is a quck video ttrial.