What should I aim for when practising sight-reading?
13 November 2020
As a beginner, aim to play the notes and the rhythm accurately. Play the whole piece at the same tempo by starting at a tempo that will enable you to play the notes and the rhythm accurately without having to slow down. Go as slowly as you need to and keep your eyes on the music so that you can always read ahead.
As a more advanced sight-reader, aim to also play musically by following all the dynamics and expressive markings.