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Offline nick.25

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Collections of pieces for sight reading?
« on: July 01, 2021, 05:49:20 PM »
Hi, so I am currently terrible at sight reading and wanted to work on it. I recently found out about Schäfer’s books on sight reading and found them really useful (at least book I, which is mostly at my current level of sight reading).
Collections of exercises for that purpose are OK, but I would appreciate any recommendation on collections of simple pieces (sonatinas, preludes, etc.) to practice sight reading actual pieces. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Collections of pieces for sight reading?
«Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 10:38:33 PM »
Clementi sonatinas or the easy Czerny studies could suit your needs!

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Re: Collections of pieces for sight reading?
«Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 06:13:40 PM »
A hymnal , any really , the four part writing really helps move reading forward
Sets of baroque little fugues , Bach 2 part inventions etc
Honestly if you haven't played many just a big book of classical sonatas like Haydn Beethoven Hummel  etc
Much harder but if you can spend time w the idiom and style of writing since it's all accidentals kapustn  preludes etc

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Re: Collections of pieces for sight reading?
«Reply #3 on: July 04, 2021, 07:35:19 PM »
Music for Millions has two volumes of easy, but not simplified, classical pieces. They are fun to play through. If they are too easy for your level of sight reading, they also have a volume at the intermediate level.

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Re: Collections of pieces for sight reading?
«Reply #4 on: July 04, 2021, 08:22:55 PM »
The Burgmuller 25 studies op 100 are wonderful music and not very difficult!

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Re: Collections of pieces for sight reading?
«Reply #5 on: July 18, 2021, 04:59:26 AM »
Look up Schumann's Album for the Young. I still return to it often to hone my reading skills--the difficulty ranges from early intermediate to early advanced.
Program:
Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata
Bach Prelude and Fugue in A flat
Beethoven The Hunt Sonata
Brahms Op. 119
Florence Price Clouds

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Re: Collections of pieces for sight reading?
«Reply #6 on: July 18, 2021, 12:44:57 PM »
You should google the many easy sheet music pages that are out there. This is where you are going to get a lot of good musical examples to practice sight reading with and practice measuring what you can and can't deal with. Many old books are highly technical and have quite boring sounds at the very low levels, an important part of sight reading is to sight read musically and you may find many good pieces from pages I've listed below. There are plenty more places to search for.


https://www.makingmusicfun.net/htm/printit_piano_sheet_music_index.php?

http://www.easysheetmusic.com/

https://www.pianosongdownload.com/freemusiclevels.html

https://solosheets.blogspot.com/

https://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/freebies.html
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