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Music for Sight Singing

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ISBN-10: 0534628028

ISBN-13: 9780534628024

Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas E. Benjamin, Michael Horvit, Robert S. Nelson

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This text presents music that is challenging, yet not overwhelming to young musicians. Drawing on their own extensive experience as composers and arrangers who adapt music for their own students, the authors have struck a balance between rigor and accessibility.
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Book details

List price: $226.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/6/2004
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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.

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.

Robert Nelson is Robert Lehman Professor of the History of Art and Medieval Art and Architecture at Yale University.

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 V7
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