Alan Bullard: Joining The Dots - Book 5

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: 9781860969805
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 19 January 2010
No of pages: 48
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781860969805

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        Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Twickenham GB Experienced teacher
        These books are great as they are organised in pairs of major & relative minor keys therefore allowing work to be easily linked with theory & to have a constructive logic in the way one works.
        No bad points only that when you are getting pupils to buy the ABRSM Sight Reading examples book too the overall cost is quite expensive. The Join the Dots books are quite expensive.
        Confirmed purchase: 04 January 2017
        Published on: 23 January 2017
        9 out of 10


        Luton GB Private Piano Teacher
        This is a great series, giving a very comprehensive approach to sight reading which goes far beyond just playing specimen pieces
        No - nothing!
        Confirmed purchase: 21 July 2015
        Published on: 04 August 2015
        10 out of 10


        Coleford Glos. GB I'm a pianist and
        I like the encouragement to learn pieces without the teacher and the pieces are interesting and motivating. A good variety of styles.
        Can't think of any
        Confirmed purchase: 20 August 2014
        Published on: 03 September 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        My daughter has not previously used this series of books but has been advised by her new piano teacher that this will help with her sight reading.
        Anonymous - (Aldershot, United Kingdom)
        excellent value for money. great material. very helpful tutor book with good advice.
        Anonymous - (Wells, United Kingdom)
        Great teaching aid and fantastic that I could get all the series in one go. Sightreading can be fun!
        Anonymous - (New Barnet, United Kingdom)
        The last in the series, but, certainly not the least of what is an excellent series of books for anyone wishing to learn to play the piano or to read music in general.
        Anonymous - (Nr. Barry, United Kingdom)

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