Contributions of teaching methods for the development of piano sight-reading


  • Marcelo Almeida Sampaio State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Patrícia Furst Santiago Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil



piano methods for sight-reading, teaching strategies in music


This article presents an analysis of piano methods of sight-reading, which were elaborated by nine significant authors of piano pedagogy. Piano sight-reading is understood as a specific competence that requires high cognitive and physical performance. For its full development, reading at first glance requires specific practice, which evolves the integration of a multitude of aspects. Some of these aspects are subject of the analysis that the article offers, such as: reading notes, technique, rhythmic training, repertoire, other tooth. It is concluded that the acquisition of a competence in piano sight-reading is not only achieved through the study of the instrument or the performance of pianistic works, but requires a specialized pedagogy for its full development.


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Sampaio, Marcelo Almeida, and Patrícia Furst Santiago. 2018. “Contributions of Teaching Methods for the Development of Piano Sight-Reading”. Per Musi, no. 38 (May).



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