Sight Reading Trainer

(more than just specimen sight reading tests) Robert Kay. Equivalent to Grades 6
-8 ABRSM / Trinity Piano Sight Reading. At this level, tests will now move onto
five sharps or flats. As with level 4, a good way to prepare a sight reading test is
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Author: Robert Kay

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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.

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

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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

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Guide to the Tuba Repertoire Second Edition

Scales and Arpeggios for Tuba (Grades 1–8). ed. ... Specimen Sight-Reading
Tests for Baritone, Euphonium and Tuba (Grades 1–5). ... Included are basic
studies in articulation, as well as a variety of brief solos with piano
accompaniment.

Author: R. Winston Morris

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Guide to the Tuba Repertoire is the most comprehensive investigation ever undertaken into the literature and discography of any single musical instrument. Under the direction of R. Winston Morris and Daniel Perantoni, this publication represents more than 40 years of research by dozens of leading professionals throughout the world. The guide defines the current status of the tuba and documents its growth since its inception in 1835. Contributors are Ron Davis, Jeffrey Funderburk, David Graves, Skip Gray, Charles A. McAdams, R. Winston Morris, Mark A. Nelson, Timothy J. Northcut, Daniel Perantoni, Philip Sinder, Joseph Skillen, Kenyon Wilson, and Jerry A. Young.

The British Catalogue of Music

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The Musical Mainstream

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Catalog of Copyright Entries

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With piano acc . ) 5d . © Richard Graves ; 22 ... Specimen pianoforte
examinations ; including scales , ar peggios , sight - reading and aural tests ,
grades 1 - V , by Richard Graves . 2 / 6 © Francis , Day ... Five miniatures for
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Australian Yearbook of Music and Music Education

They also take tests in sight reading , aural awareness , and , in the upper grades
, tests of improvisation . ... 35 instruments are examined : piano , electronic
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books of examination pieces for the more popular instruments , specimen sight
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The American Music Teacher

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The New Beacon

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Educational Tests for Use in Elementary Schools

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The Mental Measurements Yearbook

The ability to sight-read on an instrument is no doubt related to the ability to sight
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stencils ; $1.50 per manual ; $7.75 per specimen set, free 10-day examination;
cash ... All musical examples are played on the piano, one line only without any
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Favourite Children s Songs for Piano and More Includes Both Books

Two books in one! This volume includes both FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S SONGS FOR PIANO and MORE FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S SONGS FOR PIANO, taking you from lesson one right up to Grade 1 standard! . . . . ~*~ . . .

Author: Matt Walker

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Two books in one! This volume includes both FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S SONGS FOR PIANO and MORE FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S SONGS FOR PIANO, taking you from lesson one right up to Grade 1 standard! ~~~~Sixty well-known children's songs for piano, including Mary Had A Little Lamb, Jingle Bells, Frere Jacques, Rockabye Baby, This Old Man, Auld Lang Syne and many more! ~~~Also includes specimen Grade 1 sight reading tests and the scales required by the major exam boards. A must have for anyone thinking of undertaking graded exams - or those just wanting to play for fun! ~~~The last four pieces in this book are of Grade 1 standard, but remember for your exam you'll have to prepare pieces set by your chosen exam board, so check the syllabus requirements carefully. Same for the scales - you won't need to play every scale printed here! Always check the exam requirements with your teacher.

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