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Notes from the Accompanist

  • If the notes are too tiny for you to read, they'll be too tiny for me to read.
  • If the staff lines are missing in the copy, it's really hard to read. The copy should be made darker if the notes and/or lines aren't really clear.
  • I read whatever's there, chords or notes, and do the best I can. I love it when markings are written in red or using a Sharpie or something. Sight reading is kind of a split second thing, so if I have to squint to read markings, or remember to ignore some of the notes and pay attention to others, forget it.
  • Avoid cutting off notes at the bottom of the page if possible. The accompanist can compensate and figure out what the bass should be, but it's another mental manipulation that has to happen in time. Reducing to 95% when copying usually fits everything on the page.
  • When asked for the tempo, don't give a metronome setting. Instead, demonstrate the tempo you want.