Sight-Reading - Keeping Going, No Matter What!

26 Mar 2021 @ 15:00 UTC

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.

Examples will be drawn from all levels of difficulty, from easy to advanced, including several pieces from the Read Ahead curriculum, as well as a preview of Part 4 of the Advanced Sight-Reading Curriculum, soon to be added to the Online Academy. 

About the presenter

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.



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