So, after 200+ hours of sight-reading in the past year, I'm not satisfied.
I've played all the easy stuff in the international piano library, all my old kid books, some hymnal bits, the entire jumbo easy piano song book, some stuff I've printed off.
I've tried Howard Richman's super sightreading secrets, but gave up because I can't play bach chorales. How can any one play quickly moving 1oths, 11ths, and sometimes 12ths, especially at sight?
I know the basics. Don't stop, look ahead, keep your eyes on the score. I don't stop often because I try to play stuff that I can play fluently, I try to look a head but I find reading and playing different things at the same time hard to do. How does one practice this if it's too hard to do in the first place unless it's really easy music? I NEVER look at my hands when sight-reading.
I've got All-State Jazz try-outs coming up and am considering not trying out because of the bad experience I had at All-Region due to my lack of the expected sight-reading skills.
To give you an idea of where I am, I can s-r easier schubert waltzes, some easy kuhlau and clementi sonatinas, and most hymns as long as I'm not playing at 80bpm and all-of-a-sudden there are 8th notes flyin' around in both hands.
What should I do? I'm no beginner but I am quite the slow progressor.