Ear Training and Sight Reading Help

My weakest areas as a piano student were the aural and sight reading tests. One year when I was in high school, I “forgot” my Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests book for two months’ worth of lessons. Elizabeth Mahaffy, my teacher at the time, got so fed up that one day, she sent me home to get the book.

Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 1 Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 1 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). By Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For Piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Elementary (Level 1). Book. 48 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S1)

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My students don’t get away with that since I’ve kept all my Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. I bring them out for the forgetful students or sometimes, I have them pick out a song by ear and add the chords.

There are a multitude of online resources for students who need extra work in this area. Here are a few of them:

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4941102 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Introductory Book (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Elementary (Introductory). Book. 32 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S0).
4940473 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 1 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Elementary (Level 1). Book. 48 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S1).
4940484 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 2 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Late Elementary (Level 2). Book. 32 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S2).
4940496 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 3 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Early Intermediate (Level 3). Book. 32 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S3).
4940509 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 4 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Early Intermediate (Level 4). Book. 56 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S4).
4940515 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 5 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Intermediate (Level 5). Book. 64 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S5).
4940525 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 6 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Intermediate (Level 6). Book. 64 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S6).
4940530 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 7 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Late Intermediate (Level 7). Book. 64 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S7).
4940544 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 8 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Early Advanced (Level 8). Book. 64 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S8).
4942051 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 9 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Advanced (Level 9). Book. 64 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S9).
4942062 look inside Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Book 10 (Daily Exercises for Piano Students). Composed by Boris Berlin. Edited by Scott McBride Smith. For piano. Ear Training and Sight Reading. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests. Advanced (Level 10). Book. 64 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.4S10).

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