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Topic: sight reading repetoire  (Read 1244 times)

Offline coolpianoman

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sight reading repetoire
on: July 26, 2016, 08:28:51 AM
I am trying to improve my sight reading and one way is to do a lot more of it.  My standard is intermediate and I have been using the excellent Alfred Masterworks essential keyboard repertoire volumes 1 and 2 with the objective of playing a number of them every day relatively slowly but note and timing perfect.  I would really appreciate any other recommendations of similar short pieces at the same level which would fulfil the same purpose. Many thanks

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Re: sight reading repetoire
Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 03:58:10 PM
Hi coolpianoman,

My teacher recommends Church Hymns for sight reading. You will have to be able to read chords and play as you go. Also it doesn't include much technical difficulties. However, I am athiest, and I don't know how to get them :P

Natsu

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Re: sight reading repetoire
Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 04:47:52 PM
good suggestion.  when I was younger I used to play my grandmothers hymns ancient and modern.  OK for chords although tend to be three with a few 7ths and as you say does not include much technical difficulty or for that matter much rhythm or structure variation.  Any other suggestions anyone?   ::)

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Re: sight reading repetoire
Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 04:52:39 PM
https://imslp.org/wiki/6_Wiener_Sonatinen_(Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus)

play through as many sonatinas in different styles as possble. these are a fine place to start as are the Clementi and Beethoven.  there are modern and romantic ones that become significantly harder but the key is volume.
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