In grade 7 of violin sight reading, you will proceed to work with 16–20 bar pieces. The time and key signatures remain as in grade 6, but with 7/8, 7/4 and F# minor added. Range will now extend up to G (g’’’), with shifts as required to cover it. You will also start using left hand pizzicato.
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Tips for Grade 7 Violin Sight Reading
- Get situated with your violin where you can comfortably see the exercise (an iPad or tablet is especially convenient for this, as you can set it right on your music stand; print this page if needed)
- Take 30 seconds to look over the exercise before you attempt to sight read it
- Once you've started, keep going no matter what – learning not to stop even when you make a mistake is one of the most important skills in violin sight reading
- When you're finished playing, press the "Listen" button to hear a correct performance of the exercise; take a moment to reflect on how you did