8 Steps to Harmonization


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8 Steps to Harmonization
Laying the Foundation for Successful Part-Singing
By Catherine DeLanoy with Joyce Grimes Robatcek
Reproducible Book and CD-ROM
95 pages
For middle school

Lay the foundation for successful part-singing with this unique and valuable resource. It provides a step-by-step path for teaching young choirs how to sing harmony, building a bridge that transitions between elementary and high school music reading. Perfect for middle school, this can be easily adapted for younger and older singers.

Each step in this book offers several songs that will give choirs the practice they need to master each type of harmonization. Any of the songs found in Steps 1 - 6 can be easily added to your daily warm-ups, laying the groundwork for successful harmonization. Steps 7-8 offer mini-arrangements of familiar melodies that are designed for successful part-singing. These arrangements will be an important bridge leading to more accuracy in your regular performance octavos.

The enclosed CD-ROM includs mp3 recordings of piano accompaniments and a folder of PDFs of the piano/vocal scores for projection or printing ooptions.

The progressive steps used to teach harmonization involve these familiar song styles:
Step 1: Unison
- Mary Ann
- When Johnny Comes Marching Home
- Missus O'Grady
- Wade in the Water
- When the Saints Go Marching In

Step 2: Ostinato
- Sarasponda
- I Love the Mountains
- Zum Gali Gali
- Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
- Are You Sleeping? 
Step 3: Echo Songs
- This Old Hammer
- Every Night When the Sun Goes In
- The Water Is Wide
- Poor Wayfaring Stranger
- Missus O'Grady

Step 4: Descants
- Battle Hymn of the Republic
- Mary Ann
- The More We Get Togeher
- Wade in the Water
- When the Saints Go Marching In

Step 5: Partner Songs
- Goodnight Ladies/Someone's in the Kitchen
- When the Saints/This Train
- Ezekiel Saw the Wheel/Little Wheel A-Turnin'
- Coffee/With Laughter/All Things Shall Perish
- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/All Night, All Day

Step 6: Rounds
- Farewell Dear
- Goodnight to You All
- Where Is John?
- The Little Bells of Westminster
- Spring Has Come!

Step 7: Polyphonic Songs
- Gloria I
- Gloria 2
- Gloria 3
- When Johnny Comes Marching Home (2pt)
- Tina Singu
- Shenandoah (2pt)
- Shenandoah (3pt)

Step 8: Homophonic Songs
- Solfege Warm-Ups
- Harmony Exercises
- Au Clair de la Lune (2pt treble)
- Au Clair de la Lune (2pt mixed)
- All Through the Night (2pt treble)
- All Through the Night (2pt mixed)
- African Noel (3pt mixed)
- Battle Hymn of the Republic (3pt mixed)





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