The eight books in Alan Bullard's Joining The Dots series cover the requirements for ABRSM’s sight-reading tests at each of Grades 1 to 8.
This volume for Grade 8 includes:
- Many short, characterful pieces to sight-read, in a range of approachable musical styles.
- Warm-up and technical exercises, to establish basic hand shapes and finger patterns within each key.
- Simple musicianship exercises in which students can explore ideas and familiarize themselves further with the ‘feel’ of each key.
- Longer solo pieces and a duet, for additional sight-reading practice or to learn quickly and play through for fun.