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Music for Sight Singing

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ISBN-10: 0495505005

ISBN-13: 9780495505006

Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Horvit, Thomas Benjamin, Robert Nelson

List price: $228.95
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Designed for the "musicianship" portion of the freshman theory sequence, Benjamin/Horvit/Nelson MUSIC FOR SIGHT SINGING, Fifth Edition, presents music that is carefully chosen to challenge--not overwhelm--you.
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Book details

List price: $228.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 376
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Michael Horvit is Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. His works range from solo instrumental and vocal pieces to large symphonic and choral compositions and operas, all widely performed in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Israel. He has published with C.F. Peters, MorningStar, Recital Publications, Shawnee Press, E.C. Schirmer, Southern, and Transcontinental, and has CDs with the Albany label. Horvit's awards include the Martha Baird Rockefeller Award as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thomas E. Benjamin has recently retired as Chair of the Department of Music Theory at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. A composer, conductor, performer, and music theorist with more than 40 compositions published and recorded, he also holds fellowships and awards from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Common Practice Techniques: Diatonic
Rhythm: One-and-Two-Pulse Units (Unmetered)
Pitch: The Major Scale
Rhythm: Simple Meters
Pitch: Introducing Thirds
Pitch: Introducing Fourths
Pitch: Tonic Triad in the Major Mode
Introducing Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves
Rhythm: 2:1 Subdivisions of the Beat
Pitch: I, V, and V7
Introducing Sevenths
Rhythm: Anacruses (Upbeats) and 4:1 Subdivisions of the Beat
Pitch: I, IV, V, and V
Pitch: Introducing the Alto Clef
Rhythm: Dots and Ties
Pitch: Minor Mode
Music from the Literature
Rhythm: Compound Meter
Pitch: Supertonic Traid
Pitch: Submediant and Mediant Triads
Pitch: Tenor Clef
Rhythm: Triplets and Duplets
Music from the Literature
Rhythm: Syncopation
Pitch: Other Seventh Chords
Common Practice Techniques: Chromatic
Pitch: Decorative Chromaticism
Pitch: Inflected Scale Degrees
Pitch: Scalar Variants in Minor
Pitch: Modal Borrowing
Music from the Literature
Pitch: Secondary Dominants
Pitch: Modulations to Closely Related Keys
Rhythm: Quintuple Meters
Pitch: Chromaticism Implying Altered Chords
Modulation to Distantly Related Keys
Music from the Literature
Twentieth -Century Techniques
Rhythm: Irregular Meters
Pitch: Diatonic Modes
Pitch: Changing Clefs
Part Music
Rhythm: Changing Meters
Pitch: Pandiatonicism
Rhythm: Syncopation Including Irregular and Mixed Meters
Pitch: Extended and Altered Tertian Harmony
Pitch: Exotic Scales
Rhythm: Complex Divisions of the Beat
Pitch: Quartal Harmony
Rhythm: Polyrhythms and Polymeters
Pitch: Polyharmony and Polytonality
Pitch: Interval Music
Serial Music
Music from the Literature