Important. Important. Important!!
Hello, and welcome to another episode of PianoTV. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll shake your fist, then raise it to the sky.
In today’s video, I unleash a tidal wave of suggestions for sight reading, which is the thing you should be doing EVERY SINGLE DAY as a piano player. If you eat and breathe, you sight read. I can’t think of a single other thing that will advance your comprehension of music quicker, so if you want to see rapid gains (who doesn’t?), then make sight reading a goal. And if you don’t know what sight reading is, the video shall answer your questions. 🙂
A shoutout to my editor for making humorous adjustments at the end, when a video clip disappeared into the Void.
Czerny exercises can all be found here:
Specifically for beginners are:
-op. 481, 50 practice pieces for beginners
-op. 599, practical exercises for beginners
-100 Progressive Recreations (only the first 20 or so are anywhere close to beginner level)
Bartok’s Mikrokosmos series:
120 pieces for the beginning pianist (at most the first 11 or so)
-Nannerl music book
Also, Check out the video on Books for Beginners!