At the local classical guitar school where I go every two weeks, I use the textbook, “Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar Level 1 to 3.” It is a memorable day today because I had done this book.
I found this book when I stayed in the US in 2013 as a language school student. I wanted to keep practicing the guitar while I was in the US and I found it on Amazon. I thought it was a great book because I am not good at sight reading at that time. (Well even now I am not that good at it though.) Actually, it is very elementary level but I did not like reading music sheets and I didn’t practice with the book for a long time.
Last July, however, when I decided to go to the local guitar school, I thought I could use this book with the teacher, for the school is really flexible and I can choose whatever textbooks I want to use. I asked if I could use it and he said this was a good book and he’d buy it too. Over 7 years, finally I started practicing with this book.
In the 30-minute lesson, I practice very short and simple songs with the teacher. At first, I felt difficulty with reading music notes. Gradually I got used to it and then it was hard to make phrase and play with correct rhythm. Chords are also very challenging. At the end of this book, I feel less uncomfortable reading music sheets, but high position, complicated rhythm and difficult chords are still very challenging. No worries, it has level 4 and 5! I will keep going..