Product Description by our Music Experts
Apprehensive about the sight-reading test in your upcoming grade 5 piano exam? Don’t know how best to practise sight-reading? Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano Grade 5 is the perfect book for you!
Perfect exam preparation
This book provides you with essential practise material to get your sight-reading up to a grade 5 standard - in over 100 practise exercises you will cover pianistic styles, thicker textures, syncopation, thicker textures, mixed rhythms and triplets, more complex rhythms in 6/8 and 3/8, and the keys of Ab major, Eb major, F# minor and C minor. Improve your sight-reading! Piano Grade 5 is a more engaging alternative to sight-reading exercise books, providing ideal preparation for your ABRSM grade 5 piano exam.
Step by step guide to sight-reading
Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano Grade 5 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 8 stages, each introducing you to an important component of grade 5 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 includes lots of short exercises notated with include articulation, dynamics, performance directions, 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 5 there is a practice chart which allows you to track your progress, so you know when you’re ready to take on grade 5 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.