Manual of Church Music

Manual of Church Music

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...The rudiments of modern music must be studied until each chorister is thoroughly acquainted with them. He should be able to name all notes in all of the lines and spaces, and some of the leger lines, with their accidentals, and to explain the various time-values. He should be familiar with the signatures of the different keys, and he should understand the various marks of expression. "A good choir, men and boys," writes Dr. Martin, " ought to be able to read ordinary music at sight. It ought not to be necessary to try pieces of moderately difficult music many times before making it as perfect as circumstances will permit. illhe blackboard should be in constant use, and at first, at eaiih lesson, the scale of C major should be written out, and the boys requested to sing any note pointed out by the teacher. This should form part of every lesson. Later on, other scales may be taken and accidentals introduced. Another most useful exercise is to distribute a collection of chants, single and double, and sing them through in consecutive order, the teacher explaining the new scale to the pupils when necessary; but to do this with any success, considerable advance must have been made in the theory of music." N good method forilearning to read modern music at sight should be introducedfiTuft's method is an ideal one, thorough, and easy of comprehension. It is founded upon the mo-z/able Do system, by which each scale commences with Do. The lessons are deftly arranged, and the progress of the boys in assimilating them is remarkable. The system founded upon the fixed Do is most unsatisfactory. It has always proved a great task to teach boys to commence a new scale on a different sound, thus: C scale on Do, D scale on Re, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804449
  • 9781236804440