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