Progressive Sight Singing

Progressive Sight Singing

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Ideal for undergraduate courses in aural skills, "Progressive Sight Singing" introduces students to the underlying grammar and syntax of musical structure and prepares them to perceive that structure with both the ear and the eye. Working from the premise that students learn musical skills in much the same order as they do language skills, this book employs a unique pedagogical structure that introduces the concept of sound before sight. It trains the ear first-through hearing and imitating patterns-teaching students to hear and perform before they read and write. Features include: extensively and successfully class-tested at colleges and universities nationwide; adds only one new element per chapter and incorporates components from previous chapters into examples and exercises, thereby continuously reinforcing learned skills; integrates a rich variety of well-paced, graduated exercises covering rhythmic and melodic reading, dictation, audiation, musical memory, and error detection; encourages students to actively participate (sing, chant, write, create, improvise) in the practice of each concept in order to become skilled musicians; offers instructors great flexibility in that they can use the tonal and reading systems they prefer. Features also include: the appendixes provide a brief overview of each system; packaged with an audio CD that includes rhythm and tonal patterns introduced in the book; this connects the eye to the ear and helps student hone their aural skills; supplemented by an Instructor's Manual that expands upon the pedagogy underlying the book, offers solutions to the exercises, and provides additional exercises and teaching tips.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 496 pages
  • 231.1 x 271.8 x 27.9mm | 1,156.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4800 music examples
  • 0195178475
  • 9780195178470

Table of contents

Preface to the Instructor; Preface to the Student; An Introduction to the Music Literacy Process; Strategies for Successful Sight Singing; Building Musicianship and Independence; PART I. RHYTHMIC READING; CHAPTER 1. SIMPLE METER--QUARTER NOTE = BEAT UNIT; UNDIVIDED BEAT; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 2. SIMPLE METER--QUARTER NOTE = BEAT UNIT; DIVIDED BEAT; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 3. SIMPLE METER--QUARTER NOTE = BEAT UNIT; SLURS, TIES, AND EXTENSION DOTS; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 4. TERMS AND SYMBOLS; I. Symbolic Association: Performance Markings; Interruptions in the Beat: Breath Mark, Fermata, Tenuto, Caesura, General Pause; Tempo Markings: Adagio, Andante, Moderato, Allegretto, Allegro, Metronome, M.M; Changes in Tempo: Ritardando, Ritenuto, Accelerando, A Tempo, poco, poco a poco; Dynamic Markings: Pianissimo, Piano, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Forte, Fortissimo; Changes in Tempo: Crescendo, Decrescendo, Diminuendo; Articulation: Staccato, Accent; Technical Terms: Repeat Sign, First and Second Endings; II. Exercises; CHAPTER 5. COMPOUND METER--DOTTED QUARTER = BEAT UNIT; DIVIDED BEAT; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 6. SIMPLE METER--QUARTER NOTE = BEAT UNIT; BORROWED BEAT DIVISION; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 7. SIMPLE METER--QUARTER NOTE = BEAT UNIT; SYNCOPATION; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 8. SIMPLE METER--QUARTER NOTE = BEAT UNIT; SUBDIVIDED BEAT; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 9. MORE TERMS AND SYMBOLS; I. Symbolic Association: Performance Markings; Tempo Markings: Largo, Lento, Vivace, Presto; Changes in Tempo: Rallentando, Rubato, Con Moto, Meno Mosso; Character Terms: Cantabile, Dolce, Maestoso, Con Brio, Agitato; Dynamics: Sforzando, Sforzando-piano, Forte-piano; Articulation: Marcato; Other Terms: Subito, Piu, Molto; Technical Terms: Da Capo, Dal Segno, Sign, Fine, Coda; II. Exercises; CHAPTER 10. SIMPLE METER--QUARTER NOTE = BEAT UNIT; MORE RHYTHMS WITH BORROWED BEAT DIVISION; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 11. SIMPLE METER--QUARTER NOTE = BEAT UNIT; MORE RHYTHMS WITH SYNCOPATIONS; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 12. SIMPLE METER--QUARTER NOTE = BEAT UNIT; MORE RHYTHMS WITH SUBDIVIDED BEAT; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 13. SIMPLE METER--HALF NOTE = BEAT UNIT; I. Symbolic Association; I. Rhythm Patterns; II. Exercises; CHAPTER 14. SIMPLE METER--EIGHTH NOTE = BEAT UNIT; I. Symbolic Association; II. Rhythm Patterns; III. Exercises; CHAPTER 15. COMPOUND METER--MORE RHYTHMS; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Rhythm Patterns; IV. Exercises; CHAPTER 16. CROSS RHYTHMS AND HEMIOLA; I. Symbolic Association; II. Exercises; CHAPTER 17. ASYMMETRICAL METERS; I. Symbolic Association; II. Rhythm Patterns and Exercises: Beat Constant; III. Rhythm Patterns and Exercises: Beat Division Constant; CHAPTER 18. MIXED METERS; I. Symbolic Association; II. Exercises; PART II. MELODIC READING; CHAPTER 1. TONIC PENTACHORD IN MAJOR MODE; SIMPLE METERS, UNDIVIDED BEAT; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Pentachord, Diatonic Steps; II. Symbolic Association: Pentachord, Diatonic Steps; III. Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Pentachord, Diatonic Steps; IV. Exercises: Pentachord, Diatonic Steps; V. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Pentachord, Tonic Triad; VI. Symbolic Association: Pentachord, Tonic Triad; VII. Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Pentachord, Tonic Triad; VIII. Exercises: Pentachord, Tonic Triad; CHAPTER 2. DIATONIC STEPS AND TONIC TRIAD IN THE MAJOR SCALE; SIMPLE METERS, UNDIVIDED BEAT; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Major Scale, Diatonic Steps; II. Symbolic Association: Major Scale, Diatonic Steps; III. Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Major Scale, Diatonic Steps; IV. Exercises: Major Scale, Diatonic Steps; V. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Major Scale, Tonic Triad; VI. Symbolic Association: Major Scale, Tonic Triad; VII. Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Major Scale, Tonic Triad; VIII. Exercises: Major Scale, Tonic Triad; CHAPTER 3. DIATONIC STEPS AND TONIC TRIAD IN THE NATURAL MINOR SCALE; SIMPLE METERS, UNDIVIDED BEAT; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Natural Minor Scale; II. Symbolic Association: Natural Minor Scale; III. Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Natural Minor Scale; IV. Exercises: Natural Minor Scale; CHAPTER 4. DIATONIC STEPS AND TONIC TRIAD IN THE MAJOR SCALE; SIMPLE METERS, DIVIDED BEAT; I. Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major Mode; II. Symbolic Association: Major Mode; III. Melodic Patterns: Major Mode; IV. Exercises: Major Mode; CHAPTER 5. DIATONIC STEPS AND TONIC TRIAD IN THE MAJOR SCALE; SIMPLE METERS, DOTTED QUARTER NOTES; I. Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major Mode; II. Symbolic Association: Major Mode; III. Melodic Patterns: Major Mode; IV. Exercises: Major Mode; CHAPTER 6. NATURAL, HARMONIC, AND MELODIC MINOR SCALES; SIMPLE METERS, EIGHTH AND DOTTED QUARTER NOTES; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Natural Minor Scale; II. Symbolic Association: Natural Minor Scale; III. Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Natural Minor Scale; IV. Exercises: Natural Minor Scale; V. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Harmonic Minor Scale; VI. Symbolic Association: Harmonic Minor Scale; VII. Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Harmonic Minor Scale; VIII. Exercises: Harmonic Minor Scale; IX. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Melodic Minor Scale; X. Symbolic Association: Melodic Minor Scale; XI. Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Melodic Minor Scale; XII. Exercises: Melodic Minor Scale; XIII. Exercises: Intervals in Tonic Triad (i) and Relative Major Triad (III); CHAPTER 7. MAJOR AND MINOR MODES; COMPOUND METERS--DOTTED QUARTER = BEAT UNIT; I. Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major Mode; II. Symbolic Association; III. Melodic Patterns; IV. Exercises; V. Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Minor Mode; VI. Symbolic Association; VII. Melodic Patterns; VIII. Exercises; CHAPTER 8. I AND V7 IN MAJOR MODE; SIMPLE AND COMPOUND METERS; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Dominant Triad, Major Mode; II. Symbolic Association: Dominant Triad, Major Mode; III. Tonal Patterns: Dominant Triad, Major Mode; IV. Exercises: Dominant Triad, Major Mode, Simple Meters; V. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Dominant Seventh Chord, Major Mode; VI. Symbolic Association: Dominant Seventh Chord, Major Mode; VII. Tonal Patterns: Dominant Seventh Chord, Major Mode; VIII. Exercises: Dominant Seventh Chord, Major Mode, Simple Meters; IX. Exercises: Dominant and Dominant Seventh, Major Mode, Compound Meters; CHAPTER 9. I AND V7 IN MINOR MODE; SIMPLE AND COMPOUND METERS; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Dominant Triad, Minor Mode; II. Symbolic Association: Dominant Triad, Minor Mode; III. Tonal Patterns: Dominant Triad, Minor Mode; IV. Exercises: Dominant Triad, Minor Mode, Simple Meters; V. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Dominant Seventh Chord, Minor Mode; VI. Symbolic Association: Dominant Seventh Chord, Minor Mode; VII. Tonal Patterns: Dominant Seventh Chord, Minor Mode; VIII. Exercises: Dominant Seventh Chord, Minor Mode, Simple Meters; IX. Exercises: Dominant and Dominant Seventh, Minor Mode, Compound Meters; CHAPTER 10. I AND V7 IN MAJOR MODE; OTHER RHYTHMS IN SIMPLE METERS; I. Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major Mode; II. Symbolic Association; III. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Triplets, Tonic Only; IV. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Syncopation, Tonic Only; V. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Subdivided Beat, Tonic Only; VI. Exercises: Combined Rhythms, Tonic Only; VII. Exercises: Combined Rhythms, Tonic and Dominant; CHAPTER 11. I AND V7 IN MINOR MODE; OTHER RHYTHMS IN SIMPLE METERS; I. Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Minor Mode; II. Symbolic Association; III. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Triplets, Tonic Only; IV. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Syncopation, Tonic Only; V. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Subdivided Beat, Tonic Only; VI. Exercises: Combined Rhythms, Tonic Only; VII. Exercises: Combined Rhythms, Tonic and Dominant; CHAPTER 12. I AND V7 IN MAJOR AND MINOR MODES; HALF NOTE = BEAT UNIT; I. Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major and Minor Modes; II. Symbolic Association; III. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic Only; IV. Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic and Dominant; V. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic Only; VI. Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic and Dominant; CHAPTER 13. I AND V7 IN MAJOR AND MINOR MODES; EIGHTH NOTE = BEAT UNIT; I. Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major and Minor Modes; II. Symbolic Association; III. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic Only; IV. Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic and Dominant; V. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic Only; VI. Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic and Dominant; CHAPTER 14. I AND V7 IN MAJOR AND MINOR; COMPOUND METERS--MORE RHYTHMS; I. Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major and Minor Modes; II. Symbolic Association; III. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic Only; IV. Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic and Dominant; V. Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic Only; VI. Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic and Dominant; CHAPTER 15. I, II, IV AND V7 IN MAJOR MODE; SIMPLE AND COMPOUND METERS; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Sub-Dominant Triad, Major Mode; II. Symbolic Association; III. Tonal Patterns: Subdominant Triad, Major Mode; IV. Exercises: I, IV, V7, Major Mode, Simple Meters; V. Exercises: I, IV, V7, Major Mode, Compound Meters; VI. Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Supertonic Triad, Simple and Compound Meters; CHAPTER 16. I, IV AND V7 IN MINOR MODE; SIMPLE AND COMPOUND METERS; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills: Subdominant Triad, Minor Mode; II. Symbolic Association; III. Tonal Patterns: Subdominant Triad, Minor Mode; IV. Exercises: I, IV and V7, Minor Mode, Simple Meters; V. Exercises: I, IV and V7, Minor Mode, Compound Meters; CHAPTER 17. CHROMATIC ALTERATIONS; SIMPLE AND COMPOUND METERS; I. Building Aural/Oral Skills; II. Symbolic Association; III. Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Raised Fourth Scale Degree, Major Mode; IV. Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Raised Fourth Scale Degree, Minor Mode; V. Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Lowered Seventh Scale Degree, Major Mode; VI. Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Raised Tonic, Major Mode; VII. Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Raised Second Scale Degree, Major Mode; CHAPTER 18. MODES; I. Symbolic Association: Diatonic Seven-Tone Scales; II. Exercises; APPENDIX A. RHYTHM READING SYSTEMS; Overview of Systems; Rhythm Syllable Charts; APPENDIX B. TONAL READING SYSTEMS; Solmization; Numbers; Letter Names; Hand Signs; Tonal Ladder; APPENDIX C. DICTATION SYSTEM; Rhythm; Tonal; Melodic; APPENDIX D. CONDUCTING PATTERNS; APPENDIX E. GLOSSARY OF MUSICAL TERMSshow more

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"At last, a wholistic pedagogical approach to ear training. Parceled as mini-steps for learning.... Flawless organization and understanding how humans develop new aspects within comfortable territory."--Dennis B. Plies, Warner Pacific Collegeshow more

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