Don’t LOOK at the Keys!

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Don’t LOOK at the Keys!

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making sight reading easier and more effective

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A progressive set of imaginative pieces
to take students and teachers step by step through the technique.

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_class=”align-right image-block”][vc_column_inner el_class=”align-left text-block” width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Don’t Look at the Keys!’ shows students how to play by touch, to feel their way around the keyboard using as signposts the long cracks between some white notes together with the groups of two and three black notes.

As music is essentially a listening experience it is almost instinctive for pianists to look down at the keyboard for visual reassurance to guide the fingers when playing. This is particularly true when playing from memory or improvising[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”76″ img_size=”227×302″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”78″ img_size=”207×74″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Simple, enjoyable exercises reinforce the practice points and notes for teachers show how to use the book in lessons and for students to hone their skills at home.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Varied and stimulating repertoire is all within a five finger pattern to inspire confidence. This virtuous upward spiral gives more time to read the printed page, a huge advantage in sight reading at the same time stimulating a more sensitive performance. Titles include ‘Miniature Minuet’, ‘Summer Rain on Ullswater’, ‘Rock Solid’, ‘Mr. Alberti’s Revenge!’ and ‘Blues in A minor’.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”79″ img_size=”491×112″][vc_column_text]Early pieces are played hands separately, later ones together, each hand position illustrated above the title, together with the keys, all of which feature in early examination grades. All pianists benefit from practice to find the right note without the visual reassurance of looking down at the keyboard and ‘Don’t Look at the Keys!’ encourages it in a fresh, attractive way to help[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

read the music, feel for the notes and listen to the performance!

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