Product Description by our Music Experts
Bored of your sight-reading exercise books? Don’t know how best to practise for the sight-reading text in your grade 6 piano exam? Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano Grade 6 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 6 standard, introducing you to part playing, moving around the piano, more ties, triplets, sub-dividing, 9/8, more patterns in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 3/8 and 5/8, concentration, thinking and playing musically, and the keys of F# minor and C# minor. Improve your sight-reading! Piano Grade 6 is an engaging alternative to standard sight-reading exercise books, containing over 100 practise pieces with titles like ‘Holiday Romance’, ‘Pancakes’ and ‘Come chill with me’, which you can tick off as you play.
Step by step guide to sight-reading
Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano Grade 6 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 a new musical concept used in grade 6 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 has includes lots of short exercises which include dynamics, articulation, performance directions, and fingerings so you have plenty of material to practise your sight-reading!
Practice chart & useful tips
At the front of Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano Grade 6 there is a practice chart which allows you to track your progress, so you know when you’re ready to take on grade 6 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.