As an amateur self-learner pianist, I can't take my piano with me, but I can take the sheet music books.
On my current (low) level of skill, I need substantial time to read a musical piece; for instance I cannot recognise the tone of a "distant" note instantly and I usually need to read out chords note-by-note.
I believe I should be able to recognise both single notes and chords at a single glance in order to be able to play a piece without memorising the whole of it (am I correct here?)
Hence, my idea was to start taking sheets with me all the time (instead of fantasy and s-f, of which I definitely read too many) and read them whenever I have some time: name the notes and chords, or even clap the rhythm. I hope to become able to read the sheets more quickly, so that my speed of reading will get closer to the speed of play.
Is this method of practice commonly recognised and known to be beneficial, or shall I just stay with regular practice with the piano?