Alan Bullard: Joining The Dots - Book 3

Books | Piano

Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Composer: Alan Bullard
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Joining the Dots offers pianists lots of material to help build confidence and skill in sight-reading. The series brings together a range of activities to help students improve their sense of keyboard geography, helping them to read new music more quickly and easily.

The five books cover the requirements for ABRSM's sight-reading tests at each of Grades 1 to 5, and include:

  • 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 improvisation exercises in which students can explore musical ideas and familiarise 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

ISBN: 9781860969782
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 19 January 2010
No of pages: 36
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781860969782

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        Scores 9.8 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Wrexham GB Dedicated piano pupil
        Clear and concise
        Confirmed purchase: 17 March 2016
        Published on: 31 March 2016
        9 out of 10


        well laid out and it goes through all the keys that you need to know for the different grades of sightreading
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        Confirmed purchase: 11 January 2016
        Published on: 01 February 2016
        10 out of 10


        HIghworth GB Experienced piano teacher
        I like the whole series for the musicianship aspects particularly, and this book naturally follows on from Books 1 and 2. It is good that in earlier grades the student has been given experience of moving from a strictly five finger position. Therefore, as this is required in the Grade 3 ABRSM exam the next stage is reached gradually
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        Confirmed purchase: 18 November 2014
        Published on: 04 December 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        Much more interesting than working through Paul Harris' Improve Your Sight-Reading books (sorry, Paul!!) The pieces are tuneful and contain good tips dotted throughout the book to help with identifying keys, working on unusual rhythms etc.
        Anonymous - (East Dulwich, United Kingdom)
        An excellent follow on to books one and two.
        Anonymous - (Nr. Barry, United Kingdom)
        very useful sightreading book - has filled a need
        Anonymous - ()
        Really like these new teaching aids. They are wonderful for building up Sight-reading techniques and key recognition and can be used in lessons or at home. A more fun way to approach sight-reading. Recommend.
        Anonymous - (New Barnet, United Kingdom)
        I have found all the books in this series very useful. I tend to use them as little exercises for pupils to work on at home for a week. This way pupils can be introduced to new rhythms and notes in bite-sized pieces. They have worked very well in this way to encourage the "aural" learner to become more confident in reading the music without teacher help.
        Anonymous - (Beckington, United Kingdom)

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