Advanced Sight-Reading Curriculum - Part 1

Keeping Your Eyes on the Score (2)

"In order to become oriented at the keyboard and thus make easier the acquisition of a necessary skill at sight-reading, it is a good practice to play memorised pieces in the dark." - C. P. E. Bach, Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments Introduction One of the first requirements of fluent sight-reading is the ability to keep our eyes on the score as we play. If we look down at our hands, we lose our connection with the score, and forego the possibility of reading ahead to see what is coming next....

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