Specimen Sight reading Tests Pianoforte

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Sight Reading Trainer

The examples in this book are designed to be played with an accompanying audio track which can be downloaded for free at: www.music-online.org.uk/p/sight-readingtrainer.htmlThis will improve your rhythm and fluency when sight reading.

Author: Robert Kay

Publisher: MusicOnline UK

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Sight Reading is a skill in which many people concentrate just on the pitch and forget about the rhythm.Most students focus primarily on getting the notes the correct pitch at the expense of keeping the beat going. However, if you look at the ABRSM marking criteria for a sight reading test, the FIRST thing that is mentioned for a distinction is, “Fluent, rhythmically accurate” (followed by “accurate notes/pitch/key”).Sight Reading Trainer will change the way you sight read. It is not just a series of specimen sight reading tests like you can buy in the ABRSM Specimen Sight Reading Grade Books. The examples in this book are designed to be played with an accompanying audio track which can be downloaded for free at: www.music-online.org.uk/p/sight-readingtrainer.htmlThis will improve your rhythm and fluency when sight reading. Another hindrance to effective sight reading is poor “Piano Geography”. This is the ability to feel your way around the piano without looking at your hands. Be honest - when you sight read, are you continually looking at your hands? It’s something I call, "watching vertical tennis", where your eyes travel up and down between hand and book for virtually every note or chord. No wonder your sight reading is hesitant and lacking fluency.With this in mind, throughout the course there are some “Piano Geography” tests which MUST BE PLAYED WITHOUT LOOKING AT YOUR HANDS.The third factor that will contribute to better sight reading is visualizing the music in your head (especially rhythm) before you even play a note and this includes how to use your preparation time effectively.In an ABRSM exam for example, you are given 30 seconds to prepare. How you use this 30 seconds, is key to effective sight reading. DON'T just start playing from the beginning. Rather, the first thing you should do is get a sense of the key you are in and if you are taking an early Grade (1-2), simply find the hand position for each hand before playing a note. Throughout this course you will also find some “Instant Hand Position or Key Signature Recognition” tests.Then, concentrating on the rhythm, try and visualize in your head how the music should sound, again before you even play a note. This will also include other stylistic markings such as dynamics and articulation. Getting the right pitch is only a small part of what the examiner is looking for. Below each test in this course, there will be hints of details to look out for, before you even play a note.The last thing mentioned in the marking criteria for a distinction is “Confident presentation”. A sight reading test is an assessment on how well you can convey the music as a whole performance, NOT if you can recognise the pitches A, B, C etc - that is a theory exam!!Finally - a word on mistakes. If you do miss a note, DON’T go back and correct it, you’ll only upset the flow and rhythm of the music and this effectively then counts as a 2nd mistake. You can’t erase the first mistake, and the examiner is not interested if you can improve on your wrong note, he wants to hear a performance of the music as a whole, which conveys as best you can, the character of the piece.

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Piano Sight Reading 2

This volume builds on the progress achieved by following the outlines and good practice established in Book 1. This book helps to establish the habit of regular sight-reading, generally recognized as a vital skill in all fields of music.

Author: John Kember

Publisher: Schott Music

ISBN: 3795799422

Category: Music

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This volume builds on the progress achieved by following the outlines and good practice established in Book 1. This book helps to establish the habit of regular sight-reading, generally recognized as a vital skill in all fields of music. To this end, the exercises are progressive and structured to increase the pupil's awareness of new rhythms, keys and range of notes. Changes of hand position are introduced gradually, as is the recognition of and familiarity with chord shapes in both 2- and 3-note groups. - A progressive approach based on self-learning - 150 graduated exercises - Both hands treated equally for melody and chord playing - Hands together used throughout

Piano

Helps the player overcome problems, by building up a complete picture of each piece, through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific technical issues, then by studying prepared pieces with associated questions, and finally 'going ...

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber Music Limited

ISBN: 9780571533015

Category: Sight-reading (Music)

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Helps the player overcome problems, by building up a complete picture of each piece, through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific technical issues, then by studying prepared pieces with associated questions, and finally 'going solo' with a series of meticulously-graded sight-reading pieces.

Improve Your Sight Reading Grade 1

Designed to help you overcome all your sight-reading problems, these books follow the same progressive format as previous editions: technical aspects are introduced step by step, firstly through rhythmic and melodic exercises, then by ...

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571537518

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The best-selling Improve Your Sight-Reading! series by renowned educationalist Paul Harris has now been extended to offer a series of editions supporting the Trinity College London sight-reading criteria. The books have been specifically written to reflect Trinity's parameters for each grade and contain new material throughout. Designed to help you overcome all your sight-reading problems, these books follow the same progressive format as previous editions: technical aspects are introduced step by step, firstly through rhythmic and melodic exercises, then by studying prepared pieces with associated questions, and finally "going solo" with a series of meticulously graded sight-reading pieces.

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SPECIMEN PIANOFORTE EXAMINATIONS Including Scales , Arpeggios Sight -
Reading and Aural Tests GRADES I - V RICHARD GRAVES NEW ISSUES s . d .

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New York , G. Schirmer , sole agents for U.S.A. ( Curwen edition , 72283 ) ( With
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Graded music for tuned percussion Grades 1 2

Contains all the set pieces, exercises and specimen sight-reading tests for the Tuned Percussion examinations, Grades 1 & 2.

Author: Kevin Hathway

Publisher: ABRSM Exam Pieces

ISBN: 9781854724649

Category: Marimba music

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Contains all the set pieces, exercises and specimen sight-reading tests for the Tuned Percussion examinations, Grades 1 & 2.

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Specimen Aural Tests

This volume covers Grades 1-3 and also includes the examiner rubrics (the exact words that will be used by the examiner to deliver the tests), and CD recordings of all the tests in the book.

Author: ABRSM

Publisher: Specimen Aural Tests (ABRSM)

ISBN: 9781848492561

Category: Ear training

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'Specimen Aural Tests' provide teachers and students with many practice examples of the tests to use as part of a music lesson or when preparing for an exam. This volume covers Grades 1-3 and also includes the examiner rubrics (the exact words that will be used by the examiner to deliver the tests), and CD recordings of all the tests in the book.

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British Catalogue of Music

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Bourgue , Daniel . Techni - cor : exercices journaliers suivis de traits d ' orchestre
. ... Specimen sight - reading tests : for horn , grades 1 - 5 , starting in January
1996 .

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The Strad

PIANO SOLO Handel . Suites . ... Exercises , Pleces and Specimen Aural Tests
GRADE I ( PRIMARY ) . ... Ed . 7967 ) 6 0 20 2 0 SIGHT READING PIECES ( No
Change ) GRADES II , III , IV and V. In one book 20 3 GRADES VI , VII and VIII .

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The Catalogue of Printed Music in the British Library to 1980

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The New Beacon

... JANUARY 1987 Piano - Sight Reading - Tests Specimen sight reading tests ,
B.O.B. Graded in accordance with the standards set at the examinations of the
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music . Grade 1 ( 47720 ) £ 3 Grade 2 ...

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Educational Tests for Use in Elementary Schools

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