Joining the Dots Piano Grade 1
Joining the Dots offers pianists lots of material to help build confidence and skill in sight-reading.
The series brings together a range of activities to help students improve their sense of keyboard geography, helping them to read new music more quickly and easily.
The book covers the requirements for ABRSM's sight-reading tests at Grade 1, and includes:
- many short, characterful pieces to sight-read, in a range of approachable musical styles
- warm-up and technical exercises, to establish basic hand shapes and finger patterns within each key
- simple improvisation exercises in which students can explore musical ideas and familiarise themselves further with the 'feel' of each key
- longer solo pieces and a duet, for additional sight-reading practice or to learn quickly and play through for fun