Sing at First Sight, Level 1
Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing
By Andy Beck, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Brian Lewis
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Category: Sight-Singing Collection
Instrument: Choir
Version: Textbook
A sequential sight-singing curriculum for all choirs. Each of the six units (containing four lessons each) clearly introduces new music reading concepts, reinforces those concepts with several rhythm and pitch exercises, motivates students with helpful hints and challenge exercises, and concludes with fun-filled review games and "Evaluating Your Performance" questions. The helpful "Getting Ready" pages (which precede each unit) are filled with music fundamentals, and for choirs who have never read music before, an optional "Before We Begin" chapter opens the book. And it's all neatly laid out in a 96-page octavo sized publication; a perfect fit for your students, and their folders. From whole notes to sixteenth-note patterns, seconds to sevenths, key signatures, dynamics, articulations, and tempo markings; it's all here, and it's all logically ordered to insure student success! Spend just a few minutes a day with this book and your choir, too, will learn to "Sing at First Sight!" Now available on SmartMusic!
TITLE COMPOSER
Lesson 1 Quarter Note, Quarter Rest, Do, Re
Lesson 2 Half Note, Half Rest, Mi, Fa
Lesson 3 Whole Note, Whole Rest, Sol, La
Lesson 4 Eighth Note, Eighth Rest, Ti, High Do
Choral Designs "Song of Joy" Jay Althouse
Review Scavenger Hunt, Find the Wrong Note, Evaluating Your Performance
Getting Ready for Unit 2
Repeat Sign, 1st and 2nd Endings, G Major and D Major, Essential Exercise
Lesson 14 7ths
Getting Ready for Unit 4
Bass Clef, Da Capo, Dal Segno, Fine, Coda, A Major and E Major, Essential Exercise
UNIT 4
Lesson 13 6ths
Tempo Markings (Largo, Adagio, Andante, Moderato, Allegro, Presto, Ritardando/Rallentando, Accelerando, Molto, Poco a Poco), B Major and G-flat Major, Essential Exercise
UNIT 6
Lesson 21 2/2 Time/Cut Time
Lesson 22 6/8 Time, 9/8 Time
Lesson 23 Three-Part Harmony (Treble)
Getting Ready for Unit 6
Lesson 19 Dotted Eighth Note, Dotted Eighth-Sixteenth Note Patterns
Lesson 20 Triplet
Choral Designs "Frozen December" Jackie O’Neill
Review Scavenger Hunt, Find the Wrong Note, Name That Tune, Evaluating Your Performance
Review Scavenger Hunt, Find the Wrong Note, Name That Tune, Evaluating Your Performance
Articulation Marks (Slur/Legato, Staccato, Accent, Tenuto), A-flat Major and D-flat Major, Essential Exercise
UNIT 5
Lesson 17 Rounds/Canons
Lesson 24 Three-Part Harmony (Mixed)
Choral Designs "Alleluia Madrigal" Donald Moore
Review Scavenger Hunt, Find the Wrong Note,
Performance Piece 1 "Sing Alleluia, Allelu!" Andy Beck
Performance Piece 2 "I Am a Small Part of the World" Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse
Lesson 15 Changing Meter, Pick-up Notes
Beat, Rhythm, Notes, Rests, Staff, Treble Clef, Lines and Spaces, Ledger Lines, Flat, Sharp, Key Signature, Time Signature, Bar Lines, Measures, Double Bar Lines
Getting Ready for Unit 1
4/4 Time, Major Scale, C Major and F Major, Essential Exercise
UNIT 1
Name That Tune, Evaluating Your Performance
Lesson 10 8ths/Octaves
Lesson 11 Eighth-Quarter-Eighth Note Pattern, 4ths
Lesson 12 5ths
Choral Designs "Where Go the Boats" Dave and Jean Perry
The Importance of Sight-Singing
Singing Posture
Breathing
Curwen Hand Signs
How to Use This Book
Review Scavenger Hunt, Find the Wrong Note, Name That Tune, Evaluating Your Performance
Getting Ready for Unit 3
Dynamic Signs (pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, Crescendo, Decrescendo, B-flat Major and E-flat Major, Essential Exercise
UNIT 3
Lesson 9 3/4 Time, 2/4 Time
Lesson 18 Two-Part Harmony
Lesson 5 Tie
Lesson 6 Dotted Half Note, Low Ti, High Re
Lesson 7 Dotted Quarter Note, Low La, Low Sol
Lesson 8 Intervals, 2nds, 3rds
UNIT 2
Getting Ready for Unit 5
Choral Designs "Sleep, My Child" Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Lesson 16 Sixteenth Note, Sixteenth-Eighth Note Patterns
Choral Designs "La Música" Jerry Estes
Review Scavenger Hunt, Find the Wrong Note, Name That Tune, Evaluating Your Performance