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.

Resources:
Czerny exercises can all be found here:
http://pianoexercises.org/exercises/czerny/
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:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Mikrokosmos,_Sz.107_%28Bart%C3%B3k,_B%C3%A9la%29

Turk:
120 pieces for the beginning pianist (at most the first 11 or so)
http://imslp.org/wiki/120_Handst%C3%BCcke_f%C3%BCr_angehende_Klavierspieler_(T%C3%BCrk,_Daniel_Gottlob)

Mozart (Leopold):
-Nannerl music book
http://imslp.org/wiki/Nannerl’s_Music_Book_(Mozart,_Leopold)

Also, Check out the video on Books for Beginners!

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