Grade 3 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, 3/8
  • Note range: Anything in the first or second position. There may be accidentals (sharps and flats) written in the score.
  • Rhythms: All simple rhythms, using semi breves, minims, crotchets, quavers. Dotted rhythms.
  • Dynamics and Articulation: Louds, Quiets, Crechendos, Diminuendos, Staccato.
  • Style or Speed: Common Italian terms and descriptive styles such as Tranquillo (tranquil) or Scherzando (lightly/playfully).

Useful pieces to prepare for grade three sight reading: