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News / 20/10/2017
Learn to Sight Read!

Why you’re going to love E-MusicMaestro Learn to Sight Read Books ...

The pieces have good tunes and the book is fun to use! Try saying the quirky title of each piece out loud and notice how the words sound just like the rhythm of the first phrase. Keep a record of your progress with the chart at the start of each section - ideal for encouraging a little treat as a reward! 

But there's something new and different about this book ...

Unique QR technology in a book!

Set up the free QR app on your phone or tablet then scan the code to listen to each piece before you have a go at playing it, as many times as you like. Listening first helps you learn to sight read. Listen again to the recording and learn by comparing it with how you played. Then move onto the next piece. Using the QR codes is optional and the book may be used in the conventional way without them.

'Listen, learn and play!'

'Listen to the pieces!'

Teachers - your students learn to sight read more easily!

Teachers - your students learn to sight read more easily because listening before playing helps to reinforce the connection between notation and music, and helps with musical syntax and character. Listening after playing helps with self-assessing the accuracy.

Exam candidates

The content covers every rhythm pattern, metre and note range that may be encountered in any piano exam at the given level of the book, so playing a piece every day means that exam candidates will be ready to get a good mark on the day. At the end of each set, there’s even a special QR coded test piece in real time, just like it will be in the exam.

‘You’ll also see top tips from me, Maestro the Music Dog!’

‘You’ll also see top tips from me, Maestro the Dog!’

Read the Music Teacher magazine review!

Traditional and new technologies are combined in this wonderful original approach to developing sight reading skills. The book of 100 enjoyable grade 1 level sight reading pieces helps pianists make better sense of notation and enjoy the process by using it with free QR technology to listen, look and learn. Do not panic, all you need is the book, a mobile phone or tablet and wi-fi! Downloading the free Norton Snap QR reader to your mobile or tablet is easy and there are full instructions in the introduction. Once the reader is installed you simply open the app and point it at the QR code at the end of each piece for instant access to performances. Holland and Noke suggest that pupils listen to a piece first, then play it, and then listen again to compare it with how they played. It is simple but brilliant and pupils will love it- they will probably help you download the QR reader too... There are 10 sets of pieces and at the end of each set there is a special test piece, just like in the exam, and 2 more books are in the pipeline. The other great thing about this approach is that it is supported at www.e-musicmaestro.com where there are many great free teaching tips. What’s not to like, order it now!   
Fiona Lau - Music Teacher magazine January 2018

Learn to sight read the easy way - buy your Learn to Sight Read book 1 here for best price UK sales only! 

We deliver WORLDWIDE - please buy your books here for non-UK orders.

Books 2 and 3 coming soon!

Here's a sample page ... (the QR codes work only when scanned in the actual book)

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