Originally Posted by gyutae
Is there a point where you just get so comfortable with reading music that it just seems like you're reading a book?
I can't sightread drum parts for my life so this is really interesting for me. I want to get to a point where I can just look at a piece and my hands would just move without me even having to think about it. How do you achieve this? I'm guessing just lots of practice?
I had a major advantage over all of the other drummers on the drum line when I was in school. I had already been reading snare drum and other percussion music for nine years. My mother(60) is a percussionist and was my private drum instructor. I had a snare part and a bell part as my lesson every week. When the lesson day would get there I had to play the snare and bell parts from memory then sight read a new snare and bell part.
So, if you sight read long enough I guess it could be like reading a book.
Practice,Practice,Practice! Then when you think you have it down practice some more!