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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.

Table of contents

PART I
MELODY: DIATONIC INTERVALS
RHYTHM: DIVISION OF THE BEAT


1. RHYTHM: Simple Meters; The Beat and Its Division into Two Parts

2. MELODY: Stepwise Melodies, Major Keys
RHYTHM: Simple Meters; The Beat and Its Division into Two Parts

3. MELODY: Leaps within the Tonic Triad, Major Keys
RHYTHM: Simple Meters

4. MELODY: Leaps within the Tonic Triad, Major Keys
RHYTHM: Compound Meters; The Beat and Its Division into Three Parts

5. MELODY: Minor Keys; Leaps within the Tonic Triad
RHYTHM: Simple and Compound Meters

6. MELODY: Leaps within the Dominant Triad (V); Major and Minor Keys
RHYTHM: Simple and Compound Meters

7. THE C CLEFS: Alto and Tenor Clefs

8. MELODY: Further Use of Diatonic Leaps
RHYTHM: Simple and Compound Meters

9. MELODY: Leaps within the Dominant Seventh Chord (V7); Other Diatonic Seventh Leaps
RHYTHM: Simple and Compound Meters

PART II
MELODY: DIATONIC INTERVALS
RHYTHM: SUBDIVISION OF THE BEAT


10. RHYTHM: The Subdivision of the Beat: The Simple Beat into Four Parts, The Compound Beat into Six Parts

11. MELODY: Leaps within the Tonic and Dominant Triads
RHYTHM: Subdivision in Simple and Compound Meters

12. MELODY: Further Use of Diatonic Leaps
RHYTHM: Subdivision in Simple and Compound Meters

PART III
MELODY: CHROMATICISM
RHYTHM: FURTHER RHYTHMIC PRACTICES


13. RHYTHM and MELODY: Syncopation

14. RHYTHM and MELODY: Triplet Division of Undotted Note Values; Duplet Division of Dotted Note Values

15. MELODY: Chromaticism (I): Chromatic Embellishing Tones; Tonicizing the Dominant; Modulation to the Key of the Dominant or the Relative Major

16. MELODY: Chromaticism (II): Tonicization of Any Diatonic Triad; Modulation to Any Closely Related Key

17. RHYTHM and MELODY: Changing Meter Signatures; The Hemiola; Less Common Meter Signatures

18. RHYTHM and MELODY: Further Subdivision of the Beat; Notation in Slow Tempi

19. MELODY: Chromaticism (III): Additional Uses of Chromatic Tones; Remote Modulation

PART IV
THE DIATONIC MODES AND RECENT MUSIC


20. MELODY: The Diatonic Modes

21. RHYTHM and MELODY: The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

APPENDIX A: RHYTHM SOLMIZATION
APPENDIX B: PITCH SOLMIZATION
APPENDIX C: MUSICAL TERMS

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