Improve Your Sight-Reading. Piano

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber Music Limited

ISBN: 9780571533084

Category: Piano

Page: 40

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Helps the player overcome problems, by building up a 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 sight-reading pieces.

Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano -- A Piece a Week, Grade 2

Short Pieces to Support and Improve Sight-Reading by Developing Note-Reading Skills and Hand-Eye Coordination

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Improve Your Sight-Reading!

ISBN: 9780571539383

Category: Piano

Page: 32

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A Piece a Week, Grade 2 is ideal to be used alongside the Improve Your Sight-Reading! graded piano books to support and improve the reading skills so fundamental to successful sight-reading. These fun, short pieces are specifically written to be learned one per week. By continually reading accessible new repertoire, the crucial processing of information and hand-eye coordination are established and improved, developing confident sight-reading.

Piano

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Improve Your Sight-Reading!

ISBN: 9780571533008

Category:

Page: 24

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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!

A Workbook for Examinations : Piano, Grade 4

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571512447

Category: Music

Page: 33

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Now more than ever, the ability to sight-read fluently is an essential part of the pianist's training, whether playing alone, as an accompanist or with ensemble. This workbook is designed to help overcome the nerves that can cause sight-reading problems. Step by step it helps the player create a complete picture of each piece, first through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific problems, then by the study of prepared pieces with associated questions for the student to answer, then finally to the real, unprepared sight-reading test itself. Check-boxes for each stage allow both teacher and pupil to evaluate progress.

Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano

Grade 2 / Elementary

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571512423

Category: Music

Page: 36

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This workbook is designed to help overcome sight-reading problems, especially in the context of graded examinations. Step by step it helps the player to build up a complete picture of each piece, first through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific problems, then by the study of a prepared piece with associated questions for the student to answer, and so finally to the real, unprepared sight-reading test itself are included over ninety practice tests for Associated Board exams.

Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano

Grade 7

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571533176

Category: Music

Page: 39

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"The ability to sight-read fluently is a vital skill, enabling you to learn new pieces more quickly and to play with other musicians. [This] series by renowned educator Paul Harris is designed to help you overcome all your sight-reading problems and gain confidence. Step by step you build a complete picture of each piece, firstly 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! A Piece a Week Piano Grade 1

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Improve Your Sight-Reading!

ISBN: 9780571539376

Category: Piano

Page: 32

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A Piece a Week, Grade 1 is ideal to be used alongside the Improve Your Sight-Reading! graded piano books to support and improve the reading skills so fundamental to successful sight-reading. These fun, short pieces are specifically written to be learned one per week. By continually reading accessible new repertoire, the crucial processing of information and hand-eye coordination are established and improved, developing confident sight-reading.

More Improve Your Sight-reading! Piano

Grade 2/ Elementary

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571523948

Category: Music

Page: 24

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Now more than ever, the ability to sight-read fluently is an essential part of the pianist's training, whether playing alone, as an accompanist or with ensemble. This workbook is designed to help overcome the nerves that can cause sight-reading problems. Step by step it helps the player create a complete picture of each piece, first through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific problems, then by the study of prepared pieces with associated questions for the student to answer, then finally to the real, unprepared sight-reading test itself. Check-boxes for each stage allow both teacher and pupil to evaluate progress.

Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano

Level 4 / Early Intermediate

Author: Alfred Publishing Staff,Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571533145

Category: Music

Page: 40

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"The ability to sight-read fluently is a vital skill, enabling you to learn new pieces more quickly and to play with other musicians. [This] series by renowned educator Paul Harris is designed to help you overcome all your sight-reading problems and gain confidence. Step by step you build a complete picture of each piece, firstly 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! Piano Duet

Grade 2-3

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571524068

Category: Music

Page: 32

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The best-selling Improve Your Sight-Reading! series, by renowned educationalist Paul Harris, is designed to help you overcome all your sight-reading problems, especially in the context of graded exams. This collection of duets for grades 2-3 gives players a chance to practice their sight-reading skills with another player (the second parts are easily playable by other students or teachers). As well as providing a fun break from solo sight-reading practice, these duets will help develop a strong sense of rhythm and the all-important ability to 'keep going'. Complete with associated questions to help prepare each piece. Carefully paced to be used alongside the best-selling Improve Your Sight-Reading! series.

300 Progressive Sight Reading Exercises for Piano

Author: Robert Anthony

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507759912

Category: Music

Page: 160

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First and foremost: THIS IS NOT A METHOD BOOK. It is precisely what it says it is: 300 Progressive Sight Reading Exercises! Volume One is comprised of 300 progressive eight-bar exercises that train reading skills for both hands equally: Half of the pieces emphasize the right hand, the other half emphasize the left. The first 32 exercises isolate the hands while the remaining exercises combine them. For most of the exercises, the de-emphasized hand stays within a single five-finger position. Time signatures include 4/4 (Common Time), 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, and 2/2 (Cut Time). This entire first volume is in C Major or its relative modes. Key signatures, accidentals, dynamics, tempo, and expressive markings will be covered in future volumes. All of the exercises are eight measures long. If one has done any study of formal analysis, they will find that eight measures is a typical 'period' of music and usually contains two, four-bar phrases (also typical in length). For example, many sonatinas, jazz standards, and pop songs use "32 Bar Form" (A A B A), "Binary Form" (A B), and "Ternary Form" (A B A), with each section often being eight bars. Thus, eight measures (one period of music) makes the perfect length for sight-reading studies in my opinion. How to use this book: Start where the exercises begin and work across the book - from exercise 1, 5, 9, 13 and so on until you get to a point where the music challenges you and then mark your ending point. The next practice, play exercises 2, 6, 10, 14, and so on... The next: 3, 7, 11, 15 and so on, and finally 4, 8, 12, 16, and so on. If you want to work at your "break point" (the point in the book where you can no longer play musically), work DOWN the page instead of across the pages. Note: This book is also available in a LARGE PRINT version that for printing purposes had to be divided into two books. If you have poor vision or want this book to be easy to SEE on an electronic device, you might prefer the Large Print Version. "These books differ from conventional 'methods' in that technical and theoretical instructions have been omitted, in the belief that these are more appropriately left for the teacher to explain to the student." - Bela Bartok, Mikrokosmos. I whole-heartedly agree with Bartok's sentiment and if music teachers would ask their students what they like least (or hate the most) about typical lessons, it is the method books that win this contest EVERY TIME. I have completely eliminated method books from my own teaching practice and have much happier and more productive students than ever. While this book is intended to train sight-reading skills, it may also be used by beginners or those new to reading to acquire basic reading skills, but it assumes one either has a teacher or can at least find C on their instrument. It starts at a very basic level (only three notes) and adds a new note, rhythm, or concept every four exercises and thoroughly reinforces them throughout the rest of the book. Next, the music's composition is a slave to its function: The purpose of the books is to train reading skill, and the exercises keep challenging the range that has been established by previous exercises as well as less-than-convenient intervalic skips. They are composed from a 'music-first' perspective, as opposed to an 'instrument-first' perspective, and are purposely composed to be difficult to memorize. For example, the first exercises begin on C because they are in the key of C, and then go on to sometimes start and end on different scale degrees of the same key. Those familiar with the Fundamental Modes will likely recognize what they are hearing, but those unfamiliar with these modes will likely be hearing something that sounds a bit different, or odd, until their ears acclimate to these sounds. I see many students go through this process with altered dominants and augmented triads as well.

Piano

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber Music Limited

ISBN: 9780571533046

Category: Sight-reading (Music)

Page: 40

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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! Trumpet

Grade 1-5

Author: John Davies,Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571509898

Category: Music

Page: 43

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Now more than ever, the ability to sight-read fluently is an essential part of the training of musicians of any instrument. This workbook is designed to help overcome the nerves that can cause sight-reading problems by giving sound technical advice and confidence-boosting tips. Step by step, it helps the player to create a complete picture of each piece, first through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific problems, then by the study of a prepared piece with associated questions for the student to answer, and finally to a real, unprepared sight-reading test. Check-boxes for each stage allow both teacher and student to monitor progress.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671631985

Category: Education

Page: 395

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With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

Improve Your Sight-Reading Piano Grade 5

A Workbook for Examinations

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571512454

Category: Music

Page: 33

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Now more than ever, the ability to sight-read fluently is an essential part of the pianist's training, whether playing alone, as an accompanist or with ensemble. This workbook is designed to help overcome the nerves that can cause sight-reading problems. Step by step it helps the player create a complete picture of each piece, first through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific problems, then by the study of prepared pieces with associated questions for the student to answer, then finally to the real, unprepared sight-reading test itself. Check-boxes for each stage allow both teacher and pupil to evaluate progress.

Piano Trinity Edition Grade 5

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571537556

Category: Music

Page: 32

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"A workbook for examinations, including over 50 practice tests specifically written for Trinity College London exams"--Front cover.

Becoming a Great Sight-Reader -- Or Not!

Learn from My Quest for Piano Sight-Reading Nirvana

Author: Al Macy

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495466540

Category: Music

Page: 118

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What a great feeling to read a review that says your book is so funny and interesting that it will appeal to everybody, not just piano students! I've never gotten that feeling, nor any reviews like that because my book, while admittedly hilarious (hey, did you see the cover?), would be excruciatingly boring to anyone who isn't interested in piano or sight-reading. So, if you don't play piano (and don't want to), this book is not for you. What are you doing here? Go away! Anyway, on December 10, 2007, I decided to become a great (or at least, good) piano sight-reader. Although I was already an OK jazz piano player (Google Al Macy Jazz), with 4-6 gigs per month, my sight-reading was lousy. Really lousy. Most seven-year-olds who had had a year of lessons could probably read music better than I. So, I vowed to learn everything I could about sight-reading, and sight-read TWO HOURS EVERY DAY FOR AT LEAST A YEAR! That year stretched out to six, and I learned a lot about what works, and what doesn't. I wrote this book for other adults who want to improve their piano sight-reading (OK, also to show how clever I am, but mostly for others). I kept a careful OCD-like record of my progress, so you can hear exactly how I sounded (via web clips) at three months, four months, two years, etc. In the book I relate what worked and what didn't so that you can benefit from my experience. I answer your questions about how to become a better sight-reader. For example: Should you hire a teacher? How long should you practice each day? Will you inevitably improve if you just do a lot of reading? How can you find enough practice music? Which are more important, notes or intervals? Is it OK to glance down at your hands occasionally? How far ahead should you try to look? Can practicing with your eyes closed help? How can you get better at leaving things out when you are having trouble? What can you do about the fact that the notes on the bass clef are in different places than on the treble clef? How does understanding the harmonic structure of a piece help you play it? Does it help to sight-sing a piece before playing? Should you analyze the tune before starting? If so, what do you look at? Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Where is Jimmy Hoffa buried? The answers to some of those questions might surprise you. I also present my very own soon to be patented (not really) method for forcing you to attend to intervals instead of notes. If you find yourself so fixated on the note names that you can't work with the intervals instead, this trick might solve your problem. So, if you want to take your sight-reading to a whole new level, and want some tips that will help, or are just curious about what the future will hold for you, this book will definitely help. Definitely, definitely. And there are no Rain Man jokes in the book. Zero. Definitely zero.