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Dianne
How could I have left this off my practice routine-again! I would like to sight read a beginner piece daily to watch my skill improve. I am on IMSLP right now looking for beginner level grade books (not etudes). Can anyone suggest one?
Dianne
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Posted: July 15, 2019
Last Comment: July 16, 2019
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Dianne
Posted: July 16, 2019
Great, thank you!

Elke Meier
Posted: July 16, 2019
Dianne, another place to look would be virtualsheetmusic.com. There you can browse according to level of difficulty. It is not free but I signed up at one point for a while and downloaded enough to last me years.

Dianne
Posted: July 16, 2019
Thank you, Beth!

Beth Blackerby
Posted: July 15, 2019
Dianne, search "easy violin pieces" and "violin methods". You'll find gobs and gobs.

And yes, Ray's suggestion to score study is a great idea too.

Ray
Posted: July 15, 2019
Bon Voyage !!!  :)))

Dianne
Posted: July 15, 2019
I can't thank you enough for this. What this brings into the equation is the actual music. Without it I do not know if I am keeping time. Not only that, I can enter into a fascinating world away from my instrument, and fast track my reading skills. I think I saw this video before, but it meant nothing to me because I was not ready for it. But right now this is exactly what I need. I would have wasted hours and possibly years of my time otherwise on beginner pieces, and without the orchestral and soloist purchased/streaming recordings to give the richness of the reality of sight-reading. It seems it would be critical to have the highest quality recordings for this exercise. I can't wait to discover the treasure trove of music ahead. ! Thank you!

Ray
Posted: July 15, 2019
Hi Dianne,

I started with the Holbergs Suite that Beth uses in her tutorial video: https://violinlab.com/videoLibrary/lesson.php?id=448 This video is one of many in her rhythm series.  While it is certainly not a beginner piece it is very doable.  Beth walks us through first the basics and for someone with your skill sets is a very good place to start.  At the end of the video Beth suggests where we can take our sight reading training even further than the tutorial.  To make the most of the video, photocopy the Holberg Suite before watching and participating in the video.  I first only photocopied the  violin part but now I follow along with the full orchestra score sheet. Hope this helps.