Daily Reading (piano - early elementary to late intermediate)
Six-volume music reading comprehension supplement for piano students in conservatory grades 1 through 6
Available through the Leading Note music store.
About the series:
- Each level begins with exercises that should be very easy both for playing and for reading. At first the focus is only on reading pitch, fingering, rhythm, and building hand-eye coordination.
- All concepts are introduced one at a time, and reintroduced several times throughout the series.
- The difficulty level does not simply increase each week. Every time a new concept is introduced, the difficult level of the exercises drops significantly in comparison with previous exercises, to give the student a chance to absorb the new information with exercises that are relatively easy.
- Instructions are minimal and simple, so that the teacher (and not the book) can do the teaching. All concepts found in Daily Reading should be review, having been encountered previously in studies of reading, theory, technique, and so on. Teachers can add extra challenges, such as sight singing portions of the exercises, as desired.
Daily Reading demo