Progressive Sight Singing
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|Author||: Carol Krueger,Carol J. Krueger|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
Designed for course sequences in aural skills, Progressive Sight Singing, Third Edition, by Carol Krueger, presents students with the grammar and syntax of musical structure and prepares them to perceive that structure with both the ear and the eye. Divided into two parts, the text presents rhythmic exercises in Part I and melodic exercises in Part II. The two sections can be used concurrently over a four-semester course sequence, giving instructors flexibility to teach at a pace that suits the abilities and backgrounds of a particular class or course schedule. Features: a progressive approach introduces new elements one chapters at a time while reinforcing previously learned skills through graduated exercises, encouraging active practice ; An abundance of rhythm exercises eliminates the need for a separate rhythm text ; A variety of sight singing methodologies are accommodated throughout the text. New to this edition: Expanded and adjusted pacing of the rhythm sequence and an earlier introduction of simple meter aids in the development of the connection between sound and sight ; Addtional solo, duet, and multi-voice melodic exercises enhance aural and reading skills ; Expanded appendices include suggested harmony-chord progressions ; A free and open-access Companion website (www.oup.com/us/krueger) offers recordings for aural dictation, solutions to exercises, flashcards, expanded vocal pitch exercises/graphs, and many additional melodic and rhythm exercises. -- from back cover.
|Author||: Carol J. Krueger,Carol Krueger|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
Designed for beginning Aural Skills courses required of freshmen music majors. This text introduces basic concepts. It provides examples for practice in rhythmic and melodic reading, dictation, audation, musical memory, and error detection. It trains the ear first, teaching students to hear and perform before they read and write.
|Author||: Bruce Benward,Maureen Carr|
|Editor||: McGraw-Hill Education|
Students of music are faced with the challenge of developing their aural skills to the point at which they can see music on the page with thoughtful, trained eyes and hear it with their mind’s ear. Sight Singing Complete, leads students to this point by beginning with the familiar and moving gently toward the unfamiliar until they are transforming symbol into sound and improvising in all idioms. The 8th edition of Sight Singing Complete preserves the multi-faced pedagogical approach and the commitment to historical repertoire from the seventh edition. New to this edition is an integrated approach to rhythm and performance — This edition is unusual in that we not only expect student to master each skill by itself, we also expect them to integrate all three skills in carefully designed sequence of “Play + Sing” exercises adapted from 18th – 21st century instrumental and vocal repertoire.
|Author||: I. J. Farkas|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Learn the basics of sight singing in 7 days with this innovative book! Sight Singing for Beginners Level I is a comprehensive, and progressive audio course for group or self study. It is an effective method in a variety of situations, including self-study, private music lessons, for singers in school, college, church and community choirs. This course is a compact introduction to the basics of sight singing and adds more complicated elements one by one. There are sight singing examples and exercises used in each chapter with a recorded vocal example to check yourself. To listen to a selected exercise, click on the Hear button on supported devices, or visit goo.gl/L9ezwA online. You can hear the example with a metronome to help you understand the rhythm. The note set, which is all the notes used in the example, is given above each example block. When you sing, try to grasp an entire phrase as a musical entity avoiding note to note singing. You should practice a melody several times, if necessary, until ease and fluency are achieved. It is helpful to beat time as you sing, or you may use standard conducting patterns. This book recommends singing in Solfege (fixed Do) system for sight singing music (any other system will work as well). The system applies standard syllables to the notes (Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do). Singing with solfege syllables makes it easier to hear and remember the sound of intervals and facilitates developing perfect pitch. In this system, the pitch C is always Do. Knowing how to read music will give you the confidence you need to improve as a singer/musician. Give yourself time to learn to sight sing. It takes a lot of practice and patience to develop a strong foundation in reading rhythms and sight singing melodies."
|Author||: Andy Beck,Karen Farnum Surmani,Brian Lewis|
|Editor||: Alfred Music|
Sing at First Sight is a sequential sight-singing curriculum for all choirs! This Level 2 book opens with a comprehensive Rhythm Review and Pitch Practice reinforcing the concepts studied in Sing at First Sight, Level 1. Each of the four units that follow features a helpful Getting Ready page, progressive Rhythm Readiness exercises, and thorough music-reading Lessons with practice Exercises, useful Hints, and motivating Challenge Exercises. Unit summary and assessment is easily achieved with choral excerpts from Alfred’s Choral Designs series, fun-filled Review games, and Evaluating Your Performance questions. Plus, Alfred has included a full-length Performance Piece to measure and celebrate your choir’s sight-singing progress, and then perform in concert. Includes: * Singing in Minor * Chromatics * 2-Part, 3-Part, and 4-Part Harmony * Major and Minor Intervals * Changing Meter * Sixteenth-Note Patterns
|Author||: Gary Steven Karpinski|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton|
The Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing and the Anthology for Sight Singing provide a comprehensive, research-based curriculum in aural skills.
|Author||: Carol Krueger|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
|Author||: Robert W. Ottman,Nancy Rogers|
|Editor||: Pearson College Division|
ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- The most engaging and musical Sight-Singing text on the market. Music for Sight Singing is structured around organized melodiesdrawn from the literature of composed music and a wide range of the world's folk music. Real music exercises allow readers to practice sight singing and develop their "mind's ear" -- the ability to imagine how music sounds without first playing it on an instrument. The ninth edition continues to introduce a host of important musical considerations beyond pitch and rhythm- including dynamics, accents, articulations, slurs, repeat signs, and tempo markings. The book's arrangement of simple to complex exercises lays the foundations for success. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Fluently read rhythms in simple and compound meters, including those in relatively unusual, irregular, or changing meter signatures. Sight sing melodies in any major or minor key, and in any diatonic mode. Effortlessly read all four common clefs. Understand common musical symbols and terms. Recognize and sing important harmonic features such as dominant seventh and Neapolitan chords. Improvise effectively from a variety of background structures such as a harmonic progression or an underlying contrapuntal framework. Negotiate chromatic passages from simple embellishing tones and tonicizations to modulations to post-tonal music. NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 020595524X / 9780205955244 Music for Sight Singing Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205938337 / 9780205938339 Music for Sight Singing 0205955053 / 9780205955053 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- for Music for Sight Singing
|Author||: Nancy Telfer|
|Editor||: San Diego, Calif. : N.A. Kjos Music, c1992-c1993.|
This method of sight-singing can be used with church or school groups, private students or voice classes. Book 1 is written for grade four through to adult singers. This teacher's edition also includes detailed instructions for each lesson. (Adapted from back cover).
|Author||: Trinity Guildhall|
|Editor||: Sound at Sight: Sample Sightreading Tests Second Series|
This book contains the sight reading examination piano pieces for grade 2 of the Trinity Guildhall examinations.
|Author||: Leo R. Lewis,Samuel W. Cole|
|Editor||: Alpha Edition|
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|Author||: Robert Anthony|
First and foremost: THIS IS NOT A METHOD BOOK. It is precisely what it says it is: 300 Progressive Sight Reading Exercises! Volume One is comprised of 300 progressive eight-bar exercises that cover the keys of C Major, F Major, G Major, A Minor, D Minor and E Minor. Time signatures include 4/4 (Common Time), 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, and 2/2 (Cut Time). The remaining key signatures, additional time signatures, tempo markings and dynamics markings will be covered in future volumes. All of the exercises are eight measures long. If one has done any study of formal analysis, they will find that eight measures is a typical 'period' of music and usually contains two, four-bar phrases (also typical in length). For example, many sonatinas, jazz standards, and pop songs use "32 Bar Form" (A A B A), "Binary Form" (A B), and "Ternary Form" (A B A), with each section often being eight bars. Thus, eight measures (one period of music) makes the perfect length for sight-reading studies in my opinion. How to use this book: Start where the exercises begin and work across the book - from exercise 1, 5, 9, 13 and so on until you get to a point where the music challenges you and then mark your ending point. The next practice, play exercises 2, 6, 10, 14, and so on... The next: 3, 7, 11, 15 and so on, and finally 4, 8, 12, 16, and so on. If you want to work at your "break point" (the point in the book where you can no longer play musically), work DOWN the page instead of across the pages. Note: This book is also available in a LARGE PRINT version that for printing purposes had to be divided into two books. If you have poor vision or want this book to be easy to SEE on an electronic device, you might prefer the Large Print Version. "These books differ from conventional 'methods' in that technical and theoretical instructions have been omitted, in the belief that these are more appropriately left for the teacher to explain to the student." - Bela Bartok, Mikrokosmos. I whole-heartedly agree with Bartok's sentiment and if music teachers would ask their students what they like least (or hate the most) about typical lessons, it is the method books that win this contest EVERY TIME. I have completely eliminated method books from my own teaching practice and have much happier and more productive students than ever. While this book is intended to train sight-reading skills, it may also be used by beginners or those new to reading to acquire basic reading skills, but it assumes one either has a teacher or can at least find C on their instrument. It starts at a very basic level (only three notes) and adds a new note, rhythm, or concept every four exercises and thoroughly reinforces them throughout the rest of the book. Next, the music's composition is a slave to its function: The purpose of the books is to train reading skill, and the exercises keep challenging the range that has been established by previous exercises as well as less-than-convenient intervalic skips. They are composed from a 'music-first' perspective, as opposed to an 'instrument-first' perspective, and are purposely composed to be difficult to memorize. For example, the first exercises begin on C because they are in the key of C, and then go on to sometimes start and end on different scale degrees of the same key. Those familiar with the Fundamental Modes will likely recognize what they are hearing, but those unfamiliar with these modes will likely be hearing something that sounds a bit different, or odd, until their ears acclimate to these sounds. I see many students go through this process with altered dominants and augmented triads as well. Additionally, a 20th-century composition technique (Bartok, Stravinsky) - Serial Composition - has also been used on several of the pieces, so if your ears are unfamiliar with this type of music, you might at first be uncomfortable with what you are hearing.
|Author||: Richard Parncutt,Gary McPherson|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
What type of practice makes a musician perfect? What sort of child is most likely to succeed on a musical instrument? What practice strategies yield the fastest improvement in skills such as sight-reading, memorization, and intonation? Scientific and psychological research can offer answers to these and other questions that musicians face every day. In The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson assemble relevant current research findings and make them accessible to musicians and music educators. This book describes new approaches to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational and skill levels. Each chapter represents the collaboration between a music researcher (usually a music psychologist) and a performer or music educator. This combination of expertise results in excellent practical advice. Readers will learn, for example, that they are in the majority (57%) if they experience rapid heartbeat before performances; the chapter devoted to performance anxiety will help them decide whether beta-blocker medication, hypnotherapy, or the Alexander Technique of relaxation might alleviate their stage fright. Another chapter outlines a step-by-step method for introducing children to musical notation, firmly based on research in cognitive development. Altogether, the 21 chapters cover the personal, environmental, and acoustical influences that shape the learning and performance of music.