Improving your sight-reading: piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

My video blog today (No 20) focuses on sight-reading. Here I suggest a few basic tips about how to start practising this important element of piano playing right from the very beginning.

You can purchase my book, So You Want To Play The Piano?, which is packed with practice tips and useful information, here.


6 thoughts on “Improving your sight-reading: piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

  1. Sight reading, the pain in the posterior of pains in posteriors. Not everybody can master it, I’m testimony to the fact.

  2. Perhaps I should now call myself Can’t Play, Wish I Could Play! This morning I tried to play some of my favourite Christmas carols as I really love Christmas music. However it sounded pretty dire and more like an insult to Christmas than a celebration of it, the reason being that I just cannot read those blooming dots and squiggles. But at least I’m playing the piano again, the Art Tatum and Earl Hines CDs I’ve got out the library are a help for those who just want to play and not worry about sight reading dyslexia.

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  4. Pingback: Who Levelled Up in My First Sight-reading Challenge? | Musings at Musespeak

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