Improving Your Sight Reading
If I’ve learned one thing teaching piano for the past 25 years, then it’s this: “Every student is different”.
What is sight reading? It’s the ability to play through a song at a fairly competent level on the first try.
Now, if sight reading is not your strength, then a good technique to improve your sight reading skills is to play through a new song one hand at a time.
Playing the right hand part of a song by itself a few times and then the left hand by itself a few times will help you familiarize yourself with the song before attempting to play it with both hands together.
Even when you do put both hands together, it may be slow going for a while.
It was good advice. Of course, I would always rush the learning process and just end up frustrated. However, when I followed my teacher’s advice by playing slower, I always progressed at a much faster pace.