THE JOY OF SIGHT READING: “Second, I think the singer needs a high level of grit. And I think that grit needs to be present at a very young age, so that the years and years of only moderately successful sight reading don’t create a psychological block or negative association with sight reading. Most of us don’t “love” sight reading. It takes a special combination of skill and attitude to love it.” I agree with this, though I must admit that I love sight reading as well. It can be an exciting challenge, and it’s fun to follow a musical line for the first time.