For courses in Music Theory (a two-year sequence including sight singing and ear training) as well as separate Sight Singing courses. Using an abundance of meticulously organized melodies drawn from the literature of composed music and a wide range of the world's folk music, Ottman provides the most engaging and comprehensive Sight Singing text on the market. Over fifty years ago, Robert W. Ottman set out to write a book that draws examples from the literature as opposed to being composed by the author. He proposed that students should work with "real" music as they study musical forms. The result was Music for Sight Singing. Not only is real music more enjoyable and interesting to sing than dry examples, but genuine repertoire naturally introduces a host of important musical considerations beyond pitch and rhythm (including dynamics, accents, articulations, slurs, repeat signs, and tempo markings). Several generations of teachers have also agreed that Ottman's ability to order his examples from the simple to the complex is another key to the book's long term success. Nancy Rogers, the book's new author, has added new vitality to the book, introducing exercises to develop creativity as well as to build basic skills.
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For courses in sight singing and music theory. The most celebrated, engaging, and musical sight-singing text on the market A freshly updated edition of the classic musical textbook, Music for Sight Singing, 10th Edition, is structured around organized melodies, drawn 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. The new edition includes even more melodies and several new topics; improved introductions to minor keys, pre-dominant leaps, and chromaticism; and increased use of bass and C clefs -- while retaining the simple-to-complex arrangement that lays the foundation for success.
Designed for the musicianship portion of the freshman theory sequence, Benjamin/Horvit/Nelson MUSIC FOR SIGHT SINGING, Sixth Edition, presents music that is challenging without overwhelming young musicians. Drawing on their extensive experience as composers and arrangers who adapt music for their own students, the authors strike a critical balance between rigor and accessibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
(BH Kodaly). All of the musical examples in Sound Thinking: Music for Sight-Singing and Ear Training are drawn from folk songs and art music encompassing a wide range of historical eras. The examples can be used for developing a variety of skills including sight-reading, dictation, musical memory, rhythmic reading, formal analysis, part singing, and improvisation.