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What is Sight Reading Factory?

Sight Reading Factory (or SRF) is an website that helps you become a better musician by practicing your sight reading. Each week you have a SRF assignment to turn in on Canvas. These assignments are a large part of your grade in Choir. To learn how to complete this homework assignment, watch this instructional video or follow the steps below:

Step One

Log into Canvas. Note: I strongly recommend completing this assignment from a COMPUTER (laptop, desktop, or Chromebook), NOT a mobile device like a phone or tablet.

 

From the main page, click on your Choir Course. Then click "Modules," and then "Sight Reading Factory"

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Step Two

Click on this week's SRF Assignment. It will be called "SRF Q(x) W(x)."

Click "Load in a new window"

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Step Three

Make sure Sight Reading Factory has permission to access your microphone. Complete the mic check to be sure your mic is working.

!! Please read the instructions above the mic check before continuing !!

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Listen to the mic check to be sure your mic is working and your volume is turned up. PLEASE DO NOT USE HEADPHONES. Click "Sounds Good!" if everything seems right

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Step Four

Click on "Voice Family" and then click your assigned voice part. 

DO NOT CLICK RHYTHM only!!!

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Step Five

Sight Reading Factory will show you a Review page, giving you all the details of your assignment. Read through these details and then click "Start Assignment."

You will see a sight reading example that looks a little bit like this:

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Step Six

Your assignment has now begun.

 

Click the Tuning Fork icon to hear Do.

 

 

 

Click the Metronome icon to hear the beat so that you know what speed to sing at.

 

 

 

 

 

Use your available time to sound out the melody using solfege.

When the time reaches zero, your recording will begin.

You will see a red countdown letting you know exactly when the recording starts.

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Sing the melody out loud on solfege as best you can. The measures you have already sung will disappear behind you.

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When you are finished, click "Synth + Recording" to LISTEN to your recording to check your work. If you are not happy with your recording, you can click "Try Another" to see a NEW melody. To turn in your recording, click "Submit Assignment."

If you see any red text like what is shown in this example, please be VERY CAREFUL. Listen to your recording and be sure you are happy with it before you submit! If you don't check your recording, and the teacher can't her it, you will not get the points for the assignment.

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That's it! You're done!

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