The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills: Sight-Singing, Rhythm-Reading, Improvisation, and Keyboard Skills / Edition 2by Joel Phillips, Paul Murphy, Elizabeth West Marvin, Jane Piper Clendinning
Pub. Date: 08/12/2011
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
All the practical skills students need to succeed as professional musiciansin a single pedagogical program.The Musician’s Guide to Aural Skills integrates all critical aural skills in a single teaching and learning program coordinated (chapter by chapter) with a companion text in theory and analysis. The two volumes, organized by skill type, contain a wide range of exercises and a diverse repertoire of real musicclassical, popular song, film and TV themes, folk songs. There is absolutely no need for supplementary materials, and students are involved in creative music-making from the very beginning.
Volume 1 covers sight-singing, rhythm-reading, improvisation, and keyboard skills, corresponding to blocks of chapters in The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis, Second Edition. Students are able to acquire these essential performance skills at a pace that suits their own needs and abilities, with plenty of Listening Strategies to help them.
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