In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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Arnold Fish and Norman Lloyd
Fundamentals of Sight Singing and Ear Training

Some Basic Elements of Rhythm

Basic Pitch Relationships; Stepwise Melodies in the Major Scale

Major and Minor Thirds in the Major Scale; Plainsong

Meter; Elementary Conducting; Rhythmic Ratios of Three to One and Four to One; Melodies Beginning on Tones Other Than the Tonic; the Alto Clef

Simple Subdivisions of the Beat; Melodies Beginning on Upbeats; Perfect Fourths and Fifths in the Major Scale; The Major Triad; Chorale Melodies

Melodies Based on Primary Harmonies; the Dominant Seventh; Rhythmic Canons; Rests; Excerpts from Music Literature

Dotted Notes and Tied Notes; the Minor Triad; the Diminished Triad; Leaps in All Diatonic Triads; Further Drills on Perfect Fourths and Perfect Fifths; Excerpts from Music Literature

Forms of the Minor Scale; Further Subdivisions of the Beat; Excerpts from Music Literature

Large Melodic Leaps; Triplets; Compound Meter; the Tenor Clef; Excerpts from Music Literature

Chromatic Tones; Melodies in Mixed Forms of the Minor Scales; Syncopation; Excerpts from Music Literature

Accents and Cross-Accents; Leaps in Triads in Minor Keys; Tritones; Chromaticism; Excerpts from Music Literature

Changing Meters; Modal Music; Excerpts from Music Literature

An essential part of musicianship! This realistic first-year program of sight singing and ear training presents a broadly based approach to music reading as an essential and integral part of musicianship and exhibits a sharp focus on essential skills. The authors developed and tested the materials in their classes at the Juilliard School of Music, refining them to enhance accessibility and improve learning. Special features include: arranges specific concepts and problems in a carefully graded order based upon performance difficulty; isolates specific rhythmic and pitch problems and then drills them in a concentrated form but in a variety of music contexts; includes copious examples of each problem in actual music; stimulates readers' creative imagination through the consistent employment of assignments that require original work.

Item code: 6395B | Book | $29.95 add item to cart
Instructional | 232 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 9

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