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

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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 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0305735614550229

Abstract

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:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
Author:Teniswood-Harvey, A (Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey)
ID Code:93686
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian College of the Arts
Deposited On:2014-08-13
Last Modified:2017-11-17
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