Product Description by our Music Experts
Dreading the sight-reading test in your grade 4 piano exam? Not sure how to practise sight-reading? Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano Grade 4 is the perfect book for you!
Perfect exam preparation
This book guides you through essential things to practise to get your sight-reading up to a grade 4 standard - there are over 100 practise exercises which cover playing musically, simple syncopations, semiquavers, rhythms in 6/8 and 3/8, more chords and a revision of keys. Improve your sight-reading! Piano Grade 4 is the ideal book to prepare you for your ABRSM grade 4 piano exam.
Step by step guide to sight-reading
Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano Grade 4 starts off with an introduction by Paul Harris which explains how to get the most of the book and what each section covers. The book is broken down in to 9 stages, each introducing you to an important component of grade 4 sight-reading, starting with rhythmic and melodic exercises to practise important musical skills, then guiding you through 2 small pieces with handy tips on how to prepare them, with questions to improve your musicianship. Each stage also contains loads of short exercises with performance directions, dynamics, articulation, and fingerings, so you have plenty of new material to practise!
Practice chart & useful tips
At the front of Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano Grade 4 there is a practice chart which allows you to track your progress, so you know when you’re ready to take on grade 4 piano sight-reading! There is also a really useful ‘Golden rules for sight-reading’ chart, which gives you information about how to prepare and how to perform a sight-reading piece.