Sight Reading Trainer

(more than just specimen sight reading tests) Robert Kay. In this Piano
Geography exercise you will be training to feel your way around three note
chords. Although three note chords do not really get tested in ABRSM sight
reading until grade ...

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.


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

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112257

Category: Music

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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 Musical Mainstream

99 , G major BRM 28433 Edited by Walter Bergmann For descant ( soprano )
recorder or violin and piano B . Schott . SBTB Sight - Reading Music Associated
Board of the Royal Schools of Music ( Great Britain ) Specimen sight - reading
tests . Grades 6 - 8 BRM 28912 Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music .

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The Musical Times

Vocal , songs , chamber , violin , piano , books . sharing . ... 8 Roedean Road ,
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pupils at 8 Reynolds Close , London , NW11 Speedwell 1727 94 FRCO
SUCCESSES IN ORGAN WORK 207 ARCO 1950 ... also under François Gion of
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Rodrigo , Joaquín . 35 songs for voice and piano . Pref . by Benita Valente .
Schott , c1995 . SMC 541 . Score ( 137 p . ) . ... 8 . 95 . Specimen sight - reading
tests : for horn , grades 1 - 5 , starting in January 1996 . ABRSM , c1995 . Pl . no .

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International Piano

... exam pieces 2009-2010 NEW PIANO EXAM SYLLABUSES as well as new
books of Specimen SightReading Tests to ... performances of the Piano
examination syllabuses : Grades 1-8 ( 2009–10 ) entire new syllabus ( one for
each grade ) ...

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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 . ... The performance requirements are above those for
Grade 8 . 35 instruments are examined : piano , electronic keyboard , organ ,
electronic organ , harpsichord , recorder , singing , guitar , saxophone , all band
... The College also publishes books of examination pieces for the more popular
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question and ...

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The New Beacon

With Johnson , John NEW MUSIC PUBLICATIONS , MARCH 1987 Piano - Sight -
Reading Tests Specimen sight - reading ... Grade 6 ( 47725 ) £3 Grade 7 ( 47726
) £3 Grade 8 ( 47727 ) £3 ( Grades 1 - 5 ( 47720 - 4 ) were January New Music ...

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Musical Opinion

Our modern virtuosi might profit from taking another look at this nourishing piano
music , and especially in this edition , annotated by ... The score is a photograph
of the composer ' s ... FOR PIANO APPRENTICES Guildhall School of Music :
Piano Examinations Music , Series 9 , Introductory to Grade IV , 35p each (
Lengnick ) ; Malcolm Pointon : 8 . ... Each set also includes specimen sight -
reading tests .

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The Musical Herald and Tonic Sol fa Reporter

Questions and Answers QUESTIONS should be addressed , “ Editor , Musical
Herald , 8 & 9 , Warwick Lane , London , E . C . , " and ... or pieces of any class ,
correspondents must name a well - known composition as a specimen of the
style and grade they require . ... Then let the girls sit whilst an ear exercise is
dictated , either with the teacher ' s voice or the piano . ... although it is quite
certain that their sight - reading would be much better if they employed the Tonic
Sol - fa notation .

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The Strad

Exercises , Pleces and Specimen Aural Tests GRADE I ( PRIMARY ) . Lists A and
B . . ... PIANO SOLO Handel . Suites . Book I . Suites 1 to 8 ( Aug . ... 6 0 2 0
SIGHT READING PIECES ( No Change ) GRADES II , III , IV and V . In one book .

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The Etude

PURPOSES ed Edited , og Classica de EDITION An Afternoon of Music with the
Children by the Piano Pupils of MISS ARABELLA GOODYEAR at her Studio in K
Block ... Thaleon Blake 235 A Suggestion for Sight Reading . ... 256 Questions
and Answers 257 Musical Items 258 Home Notes . ... C. Heins 8 the attention of
little players , and so , after they have The Troubadour , Opus 266 , No. 4 . ... C.
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