In sight-reading, we
are often told to maintain a steady pulse and keep going, no matter what
happens. But when confronted with confusing-looking rhythms, technical
difficulties, and other challenges, it can be difficult to keep our rhythm
regular and accurate.
In this online
workshop, we’ll look at how to find a suitable tempo in sight-reading, how to
keep the beat going even in challenging circumstances, and how to avoid common
rhythmic inaccuracies. We’ll discuss several techniques that help us to find
and solve rhythmic difficulties before we play, so that our sight-reading will
be more comfortable and successful from the first reading.
Ken Johansen is a pianist, teacher, and writer based in Baltimore, where he teaches at the Peabody Conservatory. His most recent projects include the iPad sight-reading app Read Ahead, an advanced sight-reading curriculum and the series From the Ground Up for the Online Academy.
This event is part of our Piano Day 2021 Festival which features an exciting programme of online events and workshops. Click here to find out more and for details of other events.