Lawson, Peter: Sight-Reading for Fun. Grade 1
160 progressive exercises for Associated Board and similar grade 1 exams, covering simple key and time signatures, tunes with anacrusis, hand positions on middle D, elementary articulation with staccato and legato, simple expression marks, preparatory exercises for changing hand positions.
To make the series eye-catching, the publishers have used shiny, coloured-coded covers, quality paper, good clear design, and a reasonable price so you will want to investigate the content. And you will find it first rate, intelligent, productive, serving its purpose admirably. Masses of practice, hundreds of tips, interesting, stylish pieces — all original material. This is a massive production, beautifully realised.
John York, Classical Piano
Peter Lawson’s Sight-Reading for Fun seems to be exactly what it says: a carefully graded course of instruction that places the emphasis on enjoyment and humour as essential ingredients to the learning process.
Robin De Smet, Music Business
Musically, these are interesting, fun, and above all, short. All are excellent preparation for examination requirements and hopefully will break the usual barriers of the dreaded test. Each book has an abundance of music to play and is excellent value for money.