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Solf'APLY and Solf'MEMO
Solf'APLY or interactive sight reading :
Solf'APLY offers a simultaneous reading of notes for the piano in the Bass and Treble clefs with increasing difficulty. The direction of sight-reading is imperative: reading notes must always be from the bottom-up. This reading technique is very important, especially for classical pianists.
Why must we read from bottom clef to the top clefs? A large number of beginner students permanently stop playing piano before within three years. The reason is simple; they get stuck at the deciphering of the scales, they are unable to read the notes smoothly. The reason for this failure is simple; 90% of these students will read the notes from top to bottom, meaning that they begin with the treble clef, when in fact they should always start with bass clef. The way western musical scores are written is to be read and played in this direction (from the bass, left hand towards the treble clef, right hand). It’s like as if we learned to read a book from right to left when all our books are written to be read from left to right.
A very good pianist will read four notes, bass and treble clef, simultaneously, to the second. This is equivalent speed 120bpm on the metronome for two notes. With this application you will start at 20bpm for one note then gradually reach a maximum reading speed of 70 for two notes. The software includes exercises and tests. This version includes 31 levels which correspond to the first 31 lessons "Beginner" of our piano method (Lesson 1, Level 1; Lesson 2, Level 2). Each level has 3 exercises and 1 test to check if you have embraced the subject.
We remind you that the ultimate objective of sight-reading is very challenging on our website and approaches a professional level. In many cases it is not necessary to achieve this objective. The key is to always read from the bottom clef up, and finding your own best level and to move forward. When you get stuck on an exercise, try repeating several times slowly, then gradually increase the speed until you reach your best speed. Be aware that the best speed will be your sight-reading speed, and your deciphering ability. Practicing regularly on your sight-reading will bring you far more advantages. You can completely isolate learning the solfeggio and piano, but both remain essential. We understand that reading notes is far more frustrating than playing on the keyboard, which is why we developed this application for our students to make sight-reading more fun and interactive.
Solf'MEMO or notes memorising :
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