Grade 1 Sight Reading
- Possible Keys: C major (no sharps/flats), G major and E minor (F sharp), F major and D minor (B flat), D major (F sharp and C sharp)
- Possible Time Signatures: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4
Note range: Anything in the first position. There may be accidentals (sharps and flats) written in the score.
Rhythms: All simple rhythms, using semi breves, dotted minims, minims, crotchets and quavers.
- Dynamics and Articulation: Forte (Louds), Piano (Quiets), Crechendos, Diminuendos
- Style or Speed: Common Italian terms, Andante (walking pace) Allegro (lively) Moderato (brisk) or descriptive terms such as Sadly, Gently.
Useful pieces to prepare for grade one sight reading: