Music for Sight Singing

ISBN-10: 0131872346
ISBN-13: 9780131872349
Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Blending step-by-step guidance with frequent practice, this book helps readers cultivate an understanding of sight singing and acquire the necessary skills to hear mentally a piece of printed music withoutusing an instrument. Arranging its 21  More...

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Book details

List price: $131.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Blending step-by-step guidance with frequent practice, this book helps readers cultivate an understanding of sight singing and acquire the necessary skills to hear mentally a piece of printed music withoutusing an instrument. Arranging its 21 chapters to study both pitch and rhythm, this book presents melodies and exercises that enable readers to develop the skills of reading pitch, reading rhythm, and combining these two essential elements. The Seventh Edition contains nearly 1200 melodies taken from a wide spectrum of music literature and the worlds folk music. For professionals with a career in music, music education, and composition.

(R) indicates Rhythmic Reading exercises
Preface In Memorium
Acknowledgments
Melody: Diatonic Intervals Rhythm: Division of the Beat
Rhythm: Simple meter; the Beat and Its Division into Two Parts RHYTHMIC READING
The quarter note as the beat unit
Beat-note values and larger only
The quarter note as the beat unit and its division
Dotted notes and tied notes
Two-part drills
Note values other than the quarter note as beat values
Two-part drills
Melody: Stepwise Melodies, Major Keys
Rhythm: Simple Time (Meter); the Beat and its Division into Two Parts
Major keys, treble clef, the quarter note as the beat unit
Key signatures with no more than three sharps or three flats
Bass clef
Other meter signatures
Duets
Structured Improvisation
Melody: Intervals from the Tonic Triad, Major Keys
Rhythm: Simple Meters
Major keys, treble clef, intervals of the third, fourth, fifth, and octave from the tonic triad
The quarter note as the beat unit
Bass clef
Interval of the sixth; minor sixth, up to , and major sixth, up to , or descending
The half note and the eighth note as beat units
Duets
Key signatures with five, six, and seven sharps or flats
Structured Improvisation
Melody: Intervals from the Tonic Triad, Major Keys
Rhythm: Compound Meters; the Beat and Its Division into Three Parts
Rhythmic reading: The dotted quarter note as the beat unit
Single lines and two-part drills
Sight singing: Major keys, treble clef; the dotted quarter note as the beat unit
Sight singing: Bass clef
Rhythmic reading: The dotted half note and the dotted eighth note as beat units, including two-part drills
Sight singing: The dotted half note and dotted eighth note as beat units
Duets
Structured Improvisation
Melody: Minor Keys; Intervals from the Tonic Triad
Rhythm: Simple and Compound Meters
Simple meters
Compound meters
Duets
Structured Improvisation
Melody: Intervals from the Dominant (V) Triad; Major and Minor Keys
Rhythm: Simple and Compound Meters
Intervals of the third from the V triad; major keys; simple meters
Intervals of the third from the V triad; minor keys; simple meters
Intervals of the fourth and fifth from the V triad; major and minor keys; simple meters
Interval of the sixth from the V triad; simple meters
Compound meters; various intervals from the V triad
Numerators of three, compound meters
Duets
Structured Improvisation
The C Clefs: Alto and Tenor Clefs
The alto clef
The tenor clef
Additional practice in the C clefs
Melody: Further Use of Diatonic Intervals
Rhythm: Simple and Compound Meters
Single-line melodies
Duets
Structured Improvisation
Melody: Intervals from the Dominant Seventh Chord (V7); Other Diatonic Intervals of the Seventh
Rhythm: Simple and Compound Meters
The complete dominant seventh chord
The interval of the minor seventh; up to or reverse
The interval of the tritone
Other uses of diatonic intervals of the seventh
Structured Improvisation
Melody: Diatonic Intervals Rhythm: Subdivision of the Beat

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