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eText: 
ISBN-10 0205938329ISBN-13 9780205938322
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-205-93833-7ISBN-13 978-0-205-93833-9
Author(s): Nancy Rogers; Robert W. Ottman
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 432
Description

The most engaging and musical Sight-Singing text on the market.

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Music for Sight Singing is structured around organized melodiesdrawn from the literature of composed music and a wide range of the world’s folk music. Real music exercises allow readers to practice sight singing and develop their “mind’s ear” – the ability to imagine how music sounds without first playing it on an instrument.

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The ninth edition continues to introduce a host of important musical considerations beyond pitch and rhythm- including dynamics, accents, articulations, slurs, repeat signs, and tempo markings. The book’s arrangement of simple to complex exercises lays the foundations for success.

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Fluently read rhythms in simple and compound meters, including those in relatively unusual, irregular, or changing meter signatures.

  • Sight sing melodies in any major or minor key, and in any diatonic mode.

  • Effortlessly read all four common clefs.

  • Understand common musical symbols and terms.

  • Recognize and sing important harmonic features such as dominant seventh and Neapolitan chords.

  • Improvise effectively from a variety of background structures such as a harmonic progression or an underlying contrapuntal framework.

  • Negotiate chromatic passages from simple embellishing tones and tonicizations to modulations to post-tonal music.

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