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Improve Your Sight-Reading Grade 2,
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This review is from: Paul Harris: Improve Your Sight-Reading! - Grade 2 Piano (New Edition) (Sheet music)
This is one of a series of books which take the piano exams from pre-Grade 1 all the way to Grade 8. Sight reading is an essential skill and these books help build up the skills needed for sight reading generally and in the exams. This book is for Grade 2 piano and includes rhythmic exercises, melodic exercises, prepared pieces and going solo and includes over 100 practice tests for the Associated Board exams. There are also a list of golden rules to help a child begin to play a piece at sight and what to do in the exam when performing a sight reading piece. This is a useful book to work through if your child finds sight reading difficult and will give them confidence and practice in tackling new pieces. Other books by this author included series on how to "Improve your aural!", "Improve your practice!" "Improve your scales!" and even books aimed at instrumental and singing teachers to "Improve your teaching!". I have never tried the other series, but certainly if your child has a weakness in any of those areas they are worth exploring as I have certainly found these Sight-Reading books very useful, and well laid out, indeed.