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Improving sight-reading skills in advanced pianists: a hybrid approach


Zhukov, K and Viney, L and Riddle, G and Teniswood-Harvey, A and Fujimura, K, Improving sight-reading skills in advanced pianists: a hybrid approach, Psychology of Music, 44, (2) pp. 155-167. ISSN 0305-7356 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0305735614550229


This article evaluates a new curriculum for training of sight-reading skills in advanced pianists that combined three teaching strategies proven effective in an earlier study. The course was developed collaboratively and trialed in two implementations. Twenty-five participants were pre- and posttested and their playing analysed using custom-made software. Mixed-model ANCOVAs were used to analyse performance data against the results from the individual training programs. The findings show that the students using the hybrid program improved significantly in their sight-reading skills in all four categories measured, surpassing progress made in the individual programs. Implications for future research include application of such a hybrid approach to the training of younger pianists and to sight-reading on other instruments.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sight-reading, pianist
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing arts
Research Field:Performing arts not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The performing arts
UTAS Author:Teniswood-Harvey, A (Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey)
ID Code:93686
Year Published:2016 (online first 2014)
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-08-13
Last Modified:2022-08-02

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