Music for Sight Singing, International Edition

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Designed for the "musicianship" portion of the freshman theory sequence, Benjamin/Horvit/Nelson MUSIC FOR SIGHT SINGING, Sixth Edition, presents music that is carefully chosen to challenge--not overwhelm--you.

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Thomas E. Benjamin has recently retired as Chair of the Department of Music Theory at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. A composer, conductor, performer, and music theorist with more than 40 compositions published and recorded, he also holds fellowships and awards from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Part I: COMMON PRACTICE TECHNIQUES: DIATONIC. 1. Rhythm: One-and-Two-Pulse Units (Unmetered). Pitch: The Major Scale. 2. Rhythm: Simple Meters. Pitch: Introducing Thirds. Pitch: Introducing Fourths. 3. Pitch: Tonic Triad in the Major Mode. Introducing Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves. 4. Rhythm: 2:1 Subdivisions of the Beat. Pitch: I, V, and V7; Introducing Sevenths. 5. Rhythm: Anacruses (Upbeats) and 4:1 Subdivisions of the Beat. Pitch: I, IV, V, and V7. Pitch: Introducing the Alto Clef. 6. Rhythm: Dots and Ties. Pitch: Minor Mode. 7. Music from the Literature. 8. Rhythm: Compound Meter. Pitch: Supertonic Traid. Pitch: Submediant and Mediant Triads. Pitch: Tenor Clef. 9. Rhythm: Triplets and Duplets. 10. Music from the Literature. 11. Rhythm: Syncopation. Pitch: Other Seventh Chords. Part II: COMMON PRACTICE TECHNIQUES: CHROMATIC. 12. Pitch: Decorative Chromaticism. Pitch: Inflected Scale Degrees. Pitch: Scalar Variants in Minor. Pitch: Modal Borrowing. 13. Music from the Literature. 14. Pitch: Secondary Dominants. 15. Pitch: Modulations to Closely Related Keys. 16. Rhythm: Quintuple Meters. Pitch: Chromaticism Implying Altered Chords; Modulation to Distantly Related Keys. 17. Music from the Literature. Part III: TWENTIETH-CENTURY TECHNIQUES. 18. Rhythm: Irregular Meters. Pitch: Diatonic Modes. Pitch: Changing Clefs. Part Music. 19. Rhythm: Changing Meters. Pitch: Pandiatonicism. 20. Rhythm: Syncopation Including Irregular and Mixed Meters. Pitch: Extended and Altered Tertian Harmony. 21. Pitch: Exotic Scales. 22. Rhythm: Complex Divisions of the Beat. Pitch: Quartal Harmony. 23. Rhythm: Polyrhythms and Polymeters. Pitch: Polyharmony and Polytonality. 24. Pitch: Interval Music. 25. Serial Music. 26. Music from the Literature.

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