Music for Sight Singing

ISBN-10: 0205938337

ISBN-13: 9780205938339

Edition: 9th 2014

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Description: 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. This text is available in a variety of formats – print and digital. Check your favorite digital provider for your etext, including CourseSmart, Kindle, Nook, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options, and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should 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.

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Book details

List price: $121.40
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/2/2013
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

(R) indicates Rhythmic Reading exercises
Preface
In Memoriam
Acknowledgments
Melody: Diatonic Intervals
Rhythm: Division of the Beat
Rhythm: Simple Meters; The Beat and Its Division into Two Parts I
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 Meters; The Beat and Its Division into Two Parts
Sight Singing
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: Leaps within the Tonic Triad, Major Keys
Rhythm: Simple Meters
Major keys, treble clef, leaps of a third, fourth, fifth, and octave within the tonic triad. The quarter note as the beat unit
Bass clef
Leaps of a sixth within the tonic triad
The half note and the eighth note as beat units
Duets
Key signatures with five, six, and seven sharps or flats
Structured improvisation
Melody: Leaps within 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; Leaps within the Tonic Triad
Rhythm: Simple and Compound Meters
Simple meters
Compound meters
Duets
Structured improvisation
Melody: Leaps within the Dominant Triad (V); Major and Minor Keys
Rhythm: Simple and Compound Meters
Leaps of a third within the V triad; major keys; simple meters
Leaps of a third within the V triad; minor keys; simple meters
Leaps of a fourth and fifth within the V triad; major and minor keys; simple meters
Leaps of a sixth within the V triad; simple meters
Compound meters; various leaps within the V triad
Numerator of 3, compound meters
Duets
Structured improvisation
The C Clefs Alto and Tenor Clefs
The alto clef
The tenor clef
Duets
Additional practice in the C clefs
Structured improvisation
Melody: Further Use of Diatonic Leaps
Rhythm: Simple and Compound Meters
Single-line melodies
Bass lines
Duets
Structured improvisation
Melody: Leaps within the Dominant Seventh Chord (V<sup>7</sup>); Other Diatonic Seventh Leaps
Rhythm: Simple and Compound Meters
The complete dominant seventh chord
The leap of a minor seventh within the V<sup>7</sup> chord
The leap of a tritone within the V<sup>7</sup> chord
Other diatonic seventh leaps
Structured improvisation
Melody: Diatonic Intervals Rhythm: Subdivision of the Beat
Rhythm The Subdivision of the Beat: The Simple Beat into Four Parts, The Compound Beat into Six Parts
Rhythmic Reading, Simple Meters
Preliminary exercises, simple meters
Rhythmic reading exercises in simple meters
Two-part drills, simple meters
Rhythmic Reading, Compound Meters
Preliminary exercises, compound meters
Rhythmic reading exercises in compound meters
Two-part drills, compound meters
Melody: Leaps within the Tonic and Dominant Triads
Rhythm: Subdivision in Simple and Compound Meters
Single-line melodies and duets
Structured improvisation
Melody: Further Use of Diatonic Leaps
Rhythm: Subdivision in Simple and Compound Meters
Diatonic leaps except the seventh and tritone
Leaps of a seventh or tritone within the V<sup>7</sup> chord
Other melodic dissonances
Structured improvisation
Melody: Chromaticism
Rhythm: Further Rhythmic Practices
Rhythm and Syncopation
Melody: Melody: Rhythmic Reading
Syncopation in simple meters at the beat or beat division level
Syncopation in compound meters at the beat or beat division level
Two-part drills
Syncopation at the beat subdivision level in simple meters
Syncopation at the beat subdivision level in compound meters
Two-part drills
Sight Singing
Syncopation in simple meters at the beat or beat division level
Syncopation in compound meters at the beat or beat division level
Syncopation at the beat subdivision level in simple and compound meters
Duets
Structured improvisation
Rhythm and Triplet Division of Undotted Note Values;
Melody: Duplet Division of Dotted Note Values
Rhythmic Reading
Triplet division of undotted note values
Duplet division of dotted note values
Two-part drills
Sight Singing
Triplet division of undotted note values
Duplet division of dotted note values
Duets
Structured improvisation
Melody: Chromaticism (I): Chromatic Embellishing Tones; Tonicizing the Dominant; Modulation to the Key of the Dominant or the Relative Major
Chromatic notes in the context of stepwise motion
Chromatic notes approached or left by leap
Tonicization of V in major keys
Tonicization of III and modulation to the relative major from minor keys
Modulation to the dominant from major and minor keys
Duets
Structured improvisation
Melody: Chromaticism (II):Tonicization of Any Diatonic Triad; Modulation to Any Closely Related Key
Tonicization of any diatonic triad; modulation only to the dominant or relative major key
Modulation to any closely related key
Duets
Structured improvisation
Rhythm and Changing Meter Signatures; The Hemiola;
Melody: Less Common Meter Signatures
Rhythmic Reading
Definitions and rhythmic reading exercises
Sight Singing
Changing meter signatures
The hemiola
Meters of 5 and 7, and other meters
Structured improvisation
Rhythm and Further Subdivision of the Beat;
Melody: Notation in Slow Tempi
Rhythmic reading
Sight singing
Structured improvisation
Melody Chromaticism (III): Additional Uses of Chromatic Tones; Remote Modulation
Chromatic tones in less common intervals
The Neapolitan sixth
Remote modulation
Structured improvisation
The Diatonic Modes and Recent Music
Melody The Diatonic Modes
Folk music
Composed music
Structured improvisation
Rhythm and The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Melody:
Meter and rhythm. Rhythmic reading
Extensions of the traditional tonal system
Symmetrical collections; the whole-tone and octatonic scales
Freely post-tonal melodies; twelve-tone melodies
Duets
Structured improvisation
Rhythm Solmization
Pitch Solmization
Musical Terms
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