AMEB Practice Tip #8

Play as much as you can

If you are doing an AMEB exam don’t just learn your list and extra list pieces. Study as many pieces as you can – even if you don’t learn every piece up to an exam standard of performance. This will increase your musical awareness and improve your sight-reading.


AMEB Music Hack #1

Sight read often

Believe it or not, sight reading can be fun. Not convinced? Dig out your old music books from a year or two ago and try playing through a few of the pieces you didn’t learn at the time. Not only is this good sight reading practice, it’s a good way to keep playing during the holidays. PLUS you’ll learn new repertoire that you might enjoy AND you’ll give yourself a confidence boost by sight reading music you once thought was impossible.

Renoir: Girls at the piano

From an AMEB post