Looking for the perfect piano sight-reading app?

14 February 2018
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If you want to improve your sight-reading skills, there are a number of piano sight-reading apps and technology that can help. ‘Piano Techniques’ contains piano advice on sight-reading, memorising, fingering and more… plus over 50 pages of scores!

If you want to improve your sight-reading skills, there are a number of piano sight-reading apps and technology that can help. ‘Piano Techniques’ contains piano advice on sight-reading, memorising, fingering and more… plus over 50 pages of scores! 

A taster of what's inside...


Starter’s Orders

Whether you’re a re-starter or a complete novice, you can benefit from Tim Stein’s advice about taking the first steps


Making a fresh start

Kathryn Page on returning to the piano after a long break



Graham Fitch delves into the basics of chord playing



Teacher Penelope Roskell explains how to find the best fingering for you and for the music


Speed Reading

Want to become a better sight-reader? Tim Stein shows you some tips and tricks


Mind over memory

Muscle memory alone won’t get you that piece in your head – there are better strategies for memorising success, says Graham Fitch


The subtle art of Rubato

Performer and teacher Mark Tanner shows you how to use rubato within different styles and eras of music


Anatomy of a piece

Where do you start when facing a new piece of music? Inge Kjemtrup offers a helping hand to ensure you’re steps ahead before you put your fingers on the keys


Play the ‘Moonlight’

Janet Newman on the first movement of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata


Star Interview: Lang Lang

He’s the world’s most famous pianist and he’s on a mission to bring classical music to almost everyone. Erica Worth catches up with him over lunch



Beethoven Moonlight Sonata Op 27 No 2, first movement

Beethoven Bagetelle Op 126 No 4

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Burgmüller Discomfort Op 100 No 18

Bruch Klavierstück Op 12 no 1

Chopin Prélude Op 28 No 6

Chopin Mazurka Op 17 no 1

Debussy La cathédrale engloutie

Dvorák No 2 from Two Little Pearls

Gade The Sylph

Gurlitt Morning Greeting Op 130 No 1

Heller L’Avalanche

Liszt Consolation No 5 in E

Mason Lullaby Op 10

Mozart Sonata in F K280, third movement

Mozart German Dance in F

Paderewski Nocturne in B flat Op 16 No 4

Schumann Little Study from Album for the Young Op 68





There are other ‘special’ apps in the Pianist portfolio. Take a look at:

Play Debussy

Play Chopin

Play Beethoven

Great Composers of the Classical Period