Journals Higher Education


Spiral Bound

Published: 11 June 2010

592 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195386042

Bookseller Code (04 |d Short)

Progressive Sight Singing

Second Edition

Carol Krueger

A comprehensive, student-centered, and flexible introduction to sight singing, Progressive Sight Singing, Second Edition, by Carol Krueger, presents students with 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, the book trains the ear first--through hearing and imitating patterns--before teaching students to read and write.

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded material in Part II: Melodic Reading presents and reinforces more advanced concepts such as modulation, modal borrowing, and focus on the Neapolitan chord.
  • New exercises for C clefs, secondary triads, improvisation, and duets further enhance aural and reading skills.
  • Additional ensemble examples and examples from the standard repertoire introduce students to a wider variety of musical styles.
  • Redesigned for improved readability, the text provides clearer headings and larger musical examples throughout.
  • The enhanced in-text CD offers practice in the rhythm and tonal patterns introduced in the book.
  • A new Companion Website ( provides more than 100 vocal pitch exercises, graphs depicting these exercises, teaching tips, solutions to exercises from the text, and many additional exercises.