Manual of the Boston Academy of Music, for Instruction in the Elements of Vocal Music, on the System of Pestalozzi

Manual of the Boston Academy of Music, for Instruction in the Elements of Vocal Music, on the System of Pestalozzi

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...he gives the fifth as the lowest sound, sing the second, while he points to the illustrating scale. CHAPTER IV. THE SCALE. 213. Two tetrachords arranged one above the other in this manner, form a scale. Scale means ladder; hence the intervals or degrees are sometimes called steps. Of what does the scale consist? The first sound of the second tetrachord is called Five; the second, six; the third, Seven; and the fourth, Eight. Each of these has a particular syllable appropriated to it;' five is Sol (sole;) six, La, (lah, a as in father;) seven, si, (see;) and eight Do. The teacher should be careful that the pupils get the righl vowel sound in the syllables appropriated to solmization; in particular, see that la is not pronounced law, and fa, faw. The sound 01 a as in father is much the best. Let the pupils be cautioned against considering the syllables as the names of the sounds. The syllables are applied to them in practice, but when we speak of them, or describe them, we should always use numerals, as one, two, three, ice. Illustration: 1 2 34 6 6 78 do re mi fa sol la si do Sing the scale with syllables do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do; first upwards, then downwards, do, si, la, sol, fa, mi, re, do. Sing with numerals, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, up, and 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, down, and also with la. 214. Sing the scale again with syllables, up and down, and give close attention to the whole and half tones. What is the interval from one to two? Two to three? &c. Note. It is very important, and we repeat it, that the situation of the tones and semitones be firmly fixed in the mind of the scholar. CHAPTER V. THE STAFF. 215. The characters representing the differen sounds of the scale, and which are called notes, are...
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  • English
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