hennylemon. What are you singing? Do you have a good book to work on your sight singing with?
Thanks! I'll be singing a Baroque song called Star Vicino (anon) as my A piece, Cloths of Heaven (Dunhill) as my B piece, and A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square as my C piece.
I do sight-singing as part of my lessons with my teacher, who uses the Joining the Dots series. A big part of the reason for why I struggle with sight-singing is because I didn't practice is at home until recently. I now have a book called 'Sight-singing made simple' by Baugess, which introduces solfege. I get it in theory but find it very hard in practice. The problem is that I'm kind of okay ish when there's no accompaniment, but once I have to sight-sing even a simple melody (even let's say grade 3 level sight-reading exercise) with an accompaniment, I get distracted and lose it. When I get a starting note with no accompaniment, I get it somewhat right. The tricky thing is I really don't know how to practice this at home on my own because my piano skills are not good enough to accompany myself. Any suggestions?