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I can't find the book I need. In this one only the last 15 exercises (last 3 pages) are suitable for exam preparation. Why does it keep to one key only per page in the preceding pages? Don't they think we can learn this from conventional piano tutor books? I bought Grade 2 but then it quickly gets too difficult (yes I can stretch myself and will, but not when I'm preparing for the Grade 1 exam). I finally bought 'Piano Sight-Reading Tests Grade 1'. This is better but still doesn't have enough pieces (as my teacher asked me to reserve the last 15 for her to test me, leaving 40 for me to practice). Why can't someone write a book with 100-200 sight-reading exercises at the right level? I'd write it myself if I weren't a beginner. How hard can it be? BTW don't use 'Look Inside' for this book on Amazon - this displays the Grade 6 book!!!
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2012 16:37:37 GMT
Richard J Webb says:
"Why can't someone write a book with 100-200 sight-reading exercises at the right level?" - try the ABRSM Specimen Sight-Reading Tests
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012 20:29:23 GMT
M. Bernard says:
Thanks Richard. In fact I bought ABRSM Piano Specimen Sight-Reading Tests for my Grades 1 & 2 but they only have 55 tests each. As I was preparing over 5-month periods and I wanted to do 2-3 tests per day, I needed at least 100 tests in order not to start playing pieces from memory. In the end I got reasonable marks for my sight-reading but more practice exercises would have been helpful to increase my confidence.It does seem to me that there's a gap in the market.
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 00:06:11 BDT
Mr. J. W. Everett says:
try this site https://sightreadingfactory.com/app
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2014 17:33:00 BDT
M. Bernard says:
Thank you Mr Everett. I haven't seen this site before.
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