Exploring advanced piano students' approaches to sight-reading

Zhukov, Katie (2014) Exploring advanced piano students' approaches to sight-reading. International Journal of Music Education, OnlineFirst . doi:10.1177/0255761413517038

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Author Zhukov, Katie
Title Exploring advanced piano students' approaches to sight-reading
Journal name International Journal of Music Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0255-7614
Publication date 2014-01-31
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0255761413517038
Open Access Status
Volume OnlineFirst
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The ability to read music fluently is fundamental for undergraduate music study yet the training of sight-reading is often neglected. This study compares approaches to sight-reading and accompanying by students with extensive sight-reading experience to those with limited experience, and evaluates the importance of this skill to advanced pianists and the type of strategies they use when sight-reading. Analysis of 74 survey-interviews highlights the importance of sight-reading, and indicates underdeveloped sight-reading skills and a substantial lack of experience in sight-reading and accompanying in advanced pianists. Significant differences in accompanying practice emerged between the groups with no/little and extensive sight-reading experience. The analysis of a number and the type of strategies used during sight-reading suggests individual approaches and distinct paths in the development of the skill. The findings emphasise the need for a new approach in the development of sight-reading curricula for higher education.
Keyword Accompanying
Piano sight-reading
Sight-reading strategies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print January 31, 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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Created: Thu, 21 Aug 2014, 09:33:12 EST by Dr Katie Zhukov on behalf of School of Music