Sight Reading

Sight Reading Programme
Teach someone a tune, and they can play that tune.
Teach someone to read music, and they can play any tune.
The Elixir Piping and Drumming Sight Reading Programme is an eight part series from complete beginner to advanced level.

These books should be used in addition to your normal lessons, and break the art of sight reading into bite size chunks, improving your reading skills, finger dexterity and confidence.

By the end of this series, we guarantee you will be able to read any piece of music with ease.

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Study Unit 1: Sight Reading Programme

This book should be used in addition to your normal lessons, and breaks the art of sight reading into bite size chunks, improving your reading skills, finger dexterity and confidence.

This book focuses on:
  • Simple notation
  • Simple gracing
  • 2/4 and 4/4 time
  • 4 bar examples

Study Unit 2: Sight Reading Programme

This book should be used in addition to your normal lessons, and breaks the art of sight reading into bite size chunks, improving your reading skills, finger dexterity and confidence.

This book focuses on:
  • More notation
  • Introduction to embellishments
  • 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 time
  • 4 bar examples

Study Unit 3: Sight Reading Programme

This book should be used in addition to your normal lessons, and breaks the art of sight reading into bite size chunks, improving your reading skills, finger dexterity and confidence.

This book focuses on:
  • Additional gracing
  • Additional note values
  • Introduction to 6/8 time
  • 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 time
  • 8 bar examples

Study Unit 4: Sight Reading Programme

This book should be used in addition to your normal lessons, and breaks the art of sight reading into bite size chunks, improving your reading skills, finger dexterity and confidence.

This book focuses on:
  • Additional embellishments
  • March idiom (simple)
  • 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time
  • 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8 time
  • 8 bar examples

Study Unit 5: Sight Reading Programme

Level summary: SCQF Level 5
This book meets the required standard of the sight reading element of the SCQF Level 5 exam.

This book should be used in addition to your normal lessons, and breaks the art of sight reading into bite size chunks, improving your reading skills, finger dexterity and confidence.

This book focuses on:
  • Mastering march idiom
  • All light music technique
  • 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 time
  • 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8 time 
  • 16 bar examples (2 parts)

Study Unit 6: Sight Reading Programme

This book should be used in addition to your normal lessons, and breaks the art of sight reading into bite size chunks, improving your reading skills, finger dexterity and confidence.

This book focuses on:
  • Introduction to idiom: jigs, reels, hornpipes and strathspeys (simple)
  • 16 bar examples (2 parts)

Study Unit 7: Sight Reading Programme

This book should be used in addition to your normal lessons, and breaks the art of sight reading into bite size chunks, improving your reading skills, finger dexterity and confidence.

This book focuses on:
  • Mastering idiom: jigs, reels, hornpipes and strathspeys
  • 16 bar examples (2 parts)

Study Unit 8: Sight Reading Programme

This book should be used in addition to your normal lessons, and breaks the art of sight reading into bite size chunks, improving your reading skills, finger dexterity and confidence.

This book focuses on:
  • Waltzes
  • Syncopation
  • Natural notes
  • Additive timings
  • Orchestrated scores
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