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 and Rogers provide the most engaging and comprehensive Sight Singing text on the market. Arranging its 21 chapters to study both pitch and rhythm, this book presents melodies and over 1200 exercises that enable readers to develop the skills of reading pitch, reading rhythm, and combining these two essential elements. The Seventh Edition contains 30% more rhythmic exercises and new structured improvisation exercises. For professionals with a career in music, music education, and composition.
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This study blends step-by-step guidance with frequent practice to cultivate an understanding of, and the skills for, sight singing - the ability to hear mentally a piece of printed music without using an instrument. This edition provides an organized collection of melodies taken from music literature mostly ranging from fundamental works of the past to representative excerpts taken from recent 20th-century music.From the Back Cover:
Key Benefit: Ottman blends step-by-step guidance with frequent practice to cultivate an understanding of and the skills for sight singing—the ability to hear mentally a piece of printed music without using an instrument. Key Topics: The Fourth Edition provides a finely organized collection of melodies ranging from fundamental works of the past to difficult excerpts taken from recent twentieth-century music.
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