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Sight-reading

Post by H2P » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:26 am

Hi,

Does anyone know if there's a bank of intermediate sight-reading (say, ABRSM grade 4 to 6 standard, circa 8-12 bars per piece) I can access somewhere.

I'm going to try and do one or two at the start of my daily practice, but that'll mean I'll need loads!

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Re: Sight-reading

Post by DerekB » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:20 am

Trinity and ABRSM both do books of sample tests for sight reading. I greatly prefer the Trinity books. The pieces are often quite pleasant and the level of difficulty is more consistent. They also update their books more often.
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Re: Sight-reading

Post by H2P » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:13 pm

DerekB wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:20 am
Trinity and ABRSM both do books of sample tests for sight reading. I greatly prefer the Trinity books. The pieces are often quite pleasant and the level of difficulty is more consistent. They also update their books more often.
Thnaks -- I used a Trinity Sound At Sight book for my earlier grades -- I think it maybe has 60 short pieces in, max. Really, I could do with hundreds!

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Re: Sight-reading

Post by JohnB » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:22 pm

H2P wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:26 am
Does anyone know if there's a bank of intermediate sight-reading (say, ABRSM grade 4 to 6 standard, circa 8-12 bars per piece
Why not also use the music available here (for the lessons). There is a wealth of material.
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Re: Sight-reading

Post by DerekB » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:34 pm

The ABRSM book has even fewer examples than the Trinity ones - there is one book to cover all the grades. As JohnB suggests, there is plenty of free music on this site, not just in the lessons. The Iceland Guitar School has a reasonable number of pieces. Their collections are quite well graded. My personal sight reading practice at present is the complete Sor studies and the Bach cello suites.

I assume you have the Robert Benedict books.
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Re: Sight-reading

Post by Denian Arcoleo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:26 pm

JohnB wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:22 pm


Why not also use the music available here (for the lessons). There is a wealth of material.

Well yes. The OP is sitting on a mountain of sight-reading material here on this very website.

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Re: Sight-reading

Post by H2P » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:47 am

DerekB wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:34 pm
The ABRSM book has even fewer examples than the Trinity ones - there is one book to cover all the grades. As JohnB suggests, there is plenty of free music on this site, not just in the lessons. The Iceland Guitar School has a reasonable number of pieces. Their collections are quite well graded. My personal sight reading practice at present is the complete Sor studies and the Bach cello suites.

I assume you have the Robert Benedict books.
Thanks -- All very welcome suggestions. Will check out these leads.

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Re: Sight-reading

Post by H2P » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:49 am

JohnB wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:22 pm
Why not also use the music available here (for the lessons). There is a wealth of material.
Thanks very much -- I'll check this out. Haven't really delved into it yet as I'm new to the site.

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