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Progressive Sight Singing

Fourth Edition

Carol Krueger

Publication Date - February 2023

ISBN: 9780190081232

720 pages
Spiral Bound
8 1/2 x 11 inches

Retail Price to Students: $119.95

A comprehensive, student-centered, and flexible introduction to sight singing

Description

Designed for students who enter the music theory sequence with very little formal training master essential sight-singing, ear-training, and rhythm skills, Progressive Sight Singing provides a step-by-step introduction to the underlying grammar and syntax of musical structure and prepares students 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. Its rich variety of well-paced, graduated exercises provide ample opportunity for practice.

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New to this Edition

  • Additional resources to help students develop dictation skills
  • New improvisation appendix at the end of the text
  • New repertoire and improved pacing throughout

Features

  • A rich variety of well-paced, graduated exercises helps beginning students build and master fundamental skills by providing ample opportunity for classroom study and individual practice outside of class
  • Digital teaching and learning resources provide additional support in the form of extra exercises, examples, solutions, and study materials
  • An abundance of rhythmic exercises eliminates the need for a separate rhythm text
  • Encourages students to participate actively (sing, chant, write, improvise) in the practice of each concept
  • A flexible presentation allows instructors to use the tonal and reading systems they prefer; the appendixes provide a brief overview of each system

About the Author(s)

Carol Krueger is Director of Choral Studies at Valdosta State University.

Reviews

"Progressive Sight Singing is thorough and comprehensive and gives equal importance to rhythm and melody. It is the best ear training text I have come across that helps students build fundamental skills and also tackle complex exercises."--Jennifer Bratz, Rocky Mountain College

"Logical, clear, and accompanied by copious examples, Progressive Sight Singing progresses in difficulty, contains an excellent rhythm reading section, and is the most pedagogically strong and practical offering for aural skills courses today."--Stephen Emmons, Angelo State University

Table of Contents

    Preface for the Instructor
    Preface for the Student
    An Introduction to the Musical Literacy Process
    Strategies for Successful Sight Singing
    Building Musicianship and Independence

    Part I Rhythmic Reading
    1. Simple Meter: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; Undivided Beat
    1.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    1.2 Symbolic Association
    1.3 Rhythm Patterns
    1.4 Exercises
    1.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    2. Simple Meter: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; Divided Beat
    2.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    2.2 Symbolic Association
    2.3 Rhythm Patterns
    2.4 Exercises
    2.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    3. Simple Meter: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; Slur, Tie, and Extension Dot
    3.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    3.2 Symbolic Association
    3.3 Rhythm Patterns
    3.4 Exercises
    3.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    4. Terms and Symbols
    4.1 Symbolic Association: Performance Markings
    4.2 Exercises
    4.3 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    5. Compound Meter: Dotted Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; Divided Beats
    5.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    5.2 Symbolic Association
    5.3 Rhythm Patterns
    5.4 Exercises
    5.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    6. Simple Meter: Half Note 5 Beat Unit; Divided Beat
    6.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    6.2 Symbolic Association
    6.3 Rhythm Patterns
    6.4 Exercises
    6.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    7. Simple Meter: Eighth Note 5 Beat Unit; Divided Beat
    7.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    7.2 Symbolic Association
    7.3 Rhythm Patterns
    7.4 Exercises
    7.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    8. Compound Meter: Dotted Half Note 5 Beat Unit; Divided Beat
    8.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    8.2 Symbolic Association
    8.3 Rhythm Patterns
    8.4 Exercises
    8.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    9. Compound Meter: Dotted Eighth Note 5 Beat Unit; Divided Beat
    9.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    9.2 Symbolic Association
    9.3 Rhythm Patterns
    9.4 Exercises
    8.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    10. Simple Meter: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; Borrowed Beat Division
    10.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    10.2 Symbolic Association
    10.3 Rhythm Patterns
    10.4 Exercises
    10.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    11. Simple Meter: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; Syncopation
    11.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    11.2 Symbolic Association
    11.3 Rhythm Patterns
    11.4 Exercises
    11.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    12. Simple Meter: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; Subdivided Beats
    12.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    12.2 Symbolic Association
    12.3 Rhythm Patterns
    12.4 Exercises
    12.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    13. More Terms and Symbols
    13.1 Symbolic Association: Performance Markings
    13.2 Exercises
    13.3 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    14. Simple Meter: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; More Rhythms with Borrowed Beat Division
    14.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    14.2 Symbolic Association
    14.3 Rhythm Patterns
    14.4 Exercises
    14.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    15. Simple Meter: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; More Rhythms with Syncopations
    15.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    15.2 Symbolic Association
    15.3 Rhythm Patterns
    15.4 Exercises
    15.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    16. Simple Meter: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; More Rhythms with Subdivided Beats
    16.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    16.2 Symbolic Association
    16.3 Rhythm Patterns
    16.4 Exercises
    16.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    17. Simple Meter: Half Note 5 Beat Unit; More Rhythms
    17.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    17.2 Symbolic Association
    17.3 Rhythm Patterns
    17.4 Exercises
    17.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    18. Simple Meter: Eighth Note 5 Beat Unit; More Rhythms
    18.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    18.2 Symbolic Association
    18.3 Rhythm Patterns
    18.4 Exercises
    18.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    19. Compound Meter: Dotted Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit; More Rhythms
    19.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    19.2 Symbolic Association
    19.3 Rhythm Patterns
    19.4 Exercises
    19.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    20. Compound Meter: Dotted Half Note 5 Beat Unit; More Rhythms
    20.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    20.2 Symbolic Association
    20.3 Rhythm Patterns
    20.4 Exercises
    20.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    21. Compound Meter: Dotted Eighth Note 5 Beat Unit; More Rhythms
    21.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    21.2 Symbolic Association
    21.3 Rhythm Patterns
    21.4 Exercises
    21.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    22. Simple Meter: Irregular Division of Beat
    22.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    22.2 Symbolic Association
    22.3 Rhythm Patterns and Exercises: Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit
    22.4 Exercises: Other Simple Meters
    22.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    23. Compound Meter: Irregular Division of Beat
    23.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    23.2 Symbolic Association
    23.3 Rhythm Patterns and Exercises: Dotted Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit
    23.4 Exercises: Other Compound Meters
    23.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    24. Hemiola and Cross-Rhythms
    24.1 Symbolic Association: Hemiola, 2:3, 3:2
    24.2 Exercises: Hemiola, 2:3, 3:2
    24.3 Symbolic Association: 3:4, 4:3, 2:5
    24.4 Exercises: 5:4, 4:5, 2:5
    24.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    25. Asymmetrical Meters
    25.1 Symbolic Association
    25.2 Rhythm Patterns and Exercises: Beat Constant
    25.3 Rhythm Patterns and Exercises: Beat Division Constant
    25.4 Dictation and Improvisation Skills
    26. Mixed Meters

    26.1 Symbolic Association
    26.2 Exercises
    26.3 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    Part II Melodic Reading
    1. Tonic Pentachord in Major Mode; Simple Meters, Undivided Beat
    1.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Diatonic Steps
    1.2 Symbolic Association: Diatonic Steps
    1.3 Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Diatonic Steps
    1.4 Exercises: Diatonic Steps
    1.5 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Tonic Triad
    1.6 Symbolic Association: Tonic Triad
    1.7 Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    1.8 Exercises: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    1.9 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    2. Diatonic Steps and Tonic Triad in the Major Scale; Simple Meters, Undivided Beat
    2.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Diatonic Steps
    2.2 Symbolic Association: Diatonic Steps
    2.3 Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Diatonic Steps
    2.4 Exercises: Diatonic Steps
    2.5 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    2.6 Symbolic Association: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    2.7 Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    2.8 Exercises: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    2.9 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    3. Diatonic Steps and Tonic Triad in the Natural Minor Scale; Simple Meters, Undivided Beat
    3.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    3.2 Symbolic Association: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    3.3 Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    3.4 Exercises: Diatonic Steps, Tonic Triad
    3.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    4. Diatonic Steps and Tonic Triad in the Major Scale; Simple Meters, Divided Beat
    4.1 Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major Mode
    4.2 Symbolic Association: Major Mode
    4.3 Melodic Patterns: Major Mode
    4.4 Exercises: Major Mode
    4.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    5. Diatonic Steps and Tonic Triad in the Major Scale; Simple Meters, Dotted Quarter Notes
    5.1 Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major Mode
    5.2 Symbolic Association: Major Mode
    5.3 Melodic Patterns: Major Mode
    5.4 Exercises: Major Mode
    4.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    6. Natural Minor Scale; Simple Meters, Eighth and Dotted Quarter Notes
    6.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Natural Minor Scale
    6.2 Symbolic Association: Natural Minor Scale
    6.3 Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Natural Minor Scale
    6.4 Exercises: Natural Minor Scale
    6.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    7. Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales; Simple Meters, Eighth and Dotted Quarter Notes
    7.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Harmonic Minor Scale
    7.2 Symbolic Association: Harmonic Minor Scale
    7.3 Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Harmonic Minor Scale
    7.4 Exercises: Harmonic Minor Scale
    7.5 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Melodic Minor Scale
    7.6 Symbolic Association: Melodic Minor Scale
    7.7 Tonal and Melodic Patterns: Melodic Minor Scale
    7.8 Exercises: Melodic Minor Scale
    7.9 Exercises: Intervals in Tonic Triad (i) and Mediant Triad (III)/Relative Major
    7.10 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    8. Major and Minor Modes; Compound Meters: Dotted Quarter Note 5 Beat Unit
    8.1 Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major Mode
    8.2 Symbolic Association: Major Mode
    8.3 Melodic Patterns: Major Mode
    8.4 Exercises: Major Mode
    8.5 Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Minor Mode
    8.6 Symbolic Association: Minor Mode
    8.7 Melodic Patterns: Minor Mode
    8.8 Exercises: Minor Mode
    8.9 Exercises: Intervals in Tonic Triad (i) and Major Triad (III)/Relative Major
    8.10 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    9. I and V7 in Major Mode; Simple and Compound Meters
    9.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Dominant Triad, Major Mode
    9.2 Symbolic Association: Dominant Triad, Major Mode
    9.3 Tonal Patterns: Dominant Triad, Major Mode
    9.4 Exercises: Dominant Triad, Major Mode, Simple Meters
    9.5 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Dominant Seventh Chord, Major Mode
    9.6 Symbolic Association: Dominant Seventh Chord, Major Mode
    9.7 Tonal Patterns: Dominant Seventh Chord, Major Mode
    9.8 Exercises: Dominant Seventh Chord, Major Mode, Simple Meters
    9.9 Exercises: Dominant and Dominant Seventh, Major Mode, Compound Meters
    9.10 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    10. i and V7 in Minor Mode; Simple and Compound Meters
    10.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Dominant Triad, Minor Mode
    10.2 Symbolic Association: Dominant Triad, Minor Mode
    10.3 Tonal Patterns: Dominant Triad, Minor Mode
    10.4 Exercises: Dominant Triad, Minor Mode, Simple Meters
    10.5 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Dominant Seventh Chord, Minor Mode
    10.6 Symbolic Association: Dominant Seventh Chord, Minor Mode
    10.7 Tonal Patterns: Dominant Seventh Chord, Minor Mode
    10.8 Exercises: Dominant Seventh Chord, Minor Mode, Simple Meters
    10.9 Exercises: Dominant and Dominant Seventh, Minor Mode, Compound Meters
    10.10 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    11. I and V7 in Major Mode; Other Rhythms in Simple Meters
    11.1 Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major Mode
    11.2 Symbolic Association
    11.3 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Triplets, Tonic Only
    11.4 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Syncopation, Tonic Only
    11.5 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Subdivided Beat, Tonic Only
    11.6 Exercises: Combined Rhythms, Tonic Only
    11.7 Exercises: Combined Rhythms, Tonic and Dominant
    11.8 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    12. i and V7 in Minor Mode; Other Rhythms in Simple Meters
    12.1 Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Minor Mode
    12.2 Symbolic Association
    12.3 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Triplets, Tonic Only
    12.4 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Syncopation, Tonic Only
    12.5 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Subdivided Beat, Tonic Only
    12.6 Exercises: Combined Rhythms, Tonic Only
    12.7 Exercises: Combined Rhythms, Tonic and Dominant
    12.8 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    13. I and V7 in Major and Minor Modes; Half Note 5 Beat Unit
    13.1 Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major and Minor Modes
    13.2 Symbolic Association
    13.3 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic Only
    13.4 Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic and Dominant
    13.5 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic Only
    13.6 Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic and Dominant
    13.7 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    14. I and V7 in Major and Minor Modes; Eighth Note 5 Beat Unit
    14.1 Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major and Minor Modes
    14.2 Symbolic Association
    14.3 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic Only
    14.4 Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic and Dominant
    14.5 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic Only
    14.6 Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic and Dominant
    14.7 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    15. I and V7 in Major and Minor; Compound Meters, More Rhythms
    15.1 Integrating Rhythm and Tonal Skills: Major and Minor Modes
    15.2 Symbolic Association
    15.3 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic Only
    15.4 Exercises: Major Mode, Tonic and Dominant
    15.5 Melodic Patterns and Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic Only
    15.6 Exercises: Minor Mode, Tonic and Dominant
    15.7 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    16. The Moveable C Clefs
    16.1 Symbolic Association
    16.2 Exercises: Major and Minor Modes, Tonic and Dominant
    16.3 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    17. I, IV, and V7 in Major Mode; Simple and Compound Meters
    17.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Subdominant Triad, Major Mode
    17.2 Symbolic Association
    17.3 Tonal Patterns: Subdominant Triad, Major Mode
    17.4 Exercises: I, IV, V7, Major Mode, Simple Meters
    17.5 Exercises: I, IV, V7, Major Mode, Compound Meters
    17.6 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    18. i, iv, and V7 in Minor Mode; Simple and Compound Meters
    18.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Subdominant Triad, Minor Mode
    18.2 Symbolic Association
    18.3 Tonal Patterns: Subdominant Triad, Minor Mode
    18.4 Exercises: i, iv, IV, and V7, Minor Mode, Simple Meters
    18.5 Exercises: i, iv, IV and V7, Minor Mode, Compound Meters
    18.6 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    19. Other Diatonic Triads and Seventh Chords in Major and Minor Modes
    19.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Diatonic Triads and Seventh Chords in Major Mode
    19.2 Symbolic Association: Diatonic Seventh Chords, Major Mode
    19.3 Tonal Patterns: ii, iii, vi, vii°, Major Mode
    19.4 Exercises: ii, iii, vi, vii°, Major Mode
    19.5 Building Aural/Oral Skills: Diatonic Triads and Seventh Chords in Minor Mode
    19.6 Symbolic Association: Diatonic Seventh Chords, Minor Mode
    19.7 Tonal Patterns: ii°, III, VI, VII, Minor Mode
    19.8 Exercises: ii°, III, VI, VII, Minor Mode
    19.9 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    20. Chromaticism: Nonharmonic Tones
    20.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    20.2 Symbolic Association
    20.3 Tonal Patterns
    20.4 Exercises
    20.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    21. Chromaticism: Secondary Dominants
    21.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    21.2 Symbolic Association
    21.3 Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Raised Fourth Scale Degree, Major Mode
    21.4 Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Raised Fourth Scale Degree, Minor Mode
    21.5 Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Lowered Seventh Scale Degree, Major Mode
    21.6 Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Raised Tonic, Major Mode
    21.7 Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Raised Second Scale Degree, Major Mode
    21.8 Tonal Patterns and Exercises: Raised Third Scale Degree, Minor Mode
    21.9 Exercises: Secondary Dominants and Nonharmonic Tones
    21.10 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    22. Chromaticism: Modulation
    22.1 Symbolic Association
    22.2 Exercises: Modulation to the Dominant
    22.3 Exercises: Modulation to Closely Related Keys
    22.4 Exercises: Modulation to Remote Keys
    22.5 Dictation and Improvisation Skills
    23. Chromatic Alterations: Modal Mixture and Neapolitan Sixth

    23.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    23.2 Symbolic Association
    23.3 Tonal Patterns: Modal Mixture
    23.4 Exercises: Modal Mixture
    23.5 Exercises: The Neapolitan Sixth
    23.6 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    24. Modes
    24.1 Building Aural/Oral Skills
    24.2 Symbolic Association: Diatonic Seven-Tone Scales
    24.3 Exercises
    24.4 Dictation and Improvisation Skills

    Appendices
    A Rhythm Reading Systems
    B Tonal Reading Systems
    C Dictation
    D Improvisation
    E Vertical Harmony/Chord Progressions
    F Conducting Patterns
    G Glossary of Foreign Terms

    Index