By Andy Beck, Karen Surmani and Brian Lewis. Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing. Level 2.
This is a follow-up to Level 1 (802683) in the series. Each of the 4 units in the book features a helpful Getting Ready page, progressive Rhythm Readiness exercises, and music-reading Lessons with practice Exercises, useful Hints, and motivating Challenge Exercises.
Unit summary and assessment is achieved with choral excerpts from Alfred's Choral Designs series, fun Review games and Evaluating Your Performance questions. A full-length Performance Piece ("Agnus Dei") is also included to measure your choir's sight-singing progress as well as perform in concert! 88 pages.
CONTENTS: Singing Posture Breathing Curwen Hand Signs Before You Begin Rhythm Review Pitch Practice Getting Ready for Unit 1: A minor, D minor, E minor, Half and Whole Steps, Accidentals, Natural Minor Scale, Essential Exercise Rhythm Readiness 1
Unit 1 - 4 Lessons (Singing in Minor: La, Ti, Do, Re, Mi; Singing in Minor: Fa, Sol, high La; Fi, Si); Choral Designs; Review activities Getting Ready for Unit 2: G Minor, B Minor, C Minor, Four-Part harmony, Harmonic Minor Scale, Essential Exercise Rhythm Readiness 2
Unit 2 - 4 Lessons (Di, Ri, Li, Te), Choral Design, Review activities Getting Ready for Unit 3: F# Minor, F Minor, C# Minor, 5/4 Time, Quarter Note Triplet, Melodic Minor Scale, Essential Exercise Rhythm Readiness 3 Unit 3 - 4 Lessons (Le, Se, Me, Ra), Choral Designs, Review activities Getting Ready for Unit 4: Bb Minor, G# Minor, Eb Minor, 12/8 Time, Sixteenth/Eighth Note Patterns, Chromatic Scale, Essential Exercise Rhythm Readiness 4
Unit 4 - 4 Lessons (Major and Minor 2nds, Major and Minor 3rds, 4ths and 5ths, Major and Minor 6ths and 7ths), Choral Designs, Review activities Performance Piece - "Agnus Dei" by Brian Lewis