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Sing at First Sight, Book 1

Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing

By Karen Farnum Surmani

Choir Secular
Book 1. Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing. Composed by Karen Farnum Surmani, Andy Beck, and Brian Lewis. This edition: Textbook. Classroom/Pre-School; MakeMusic Cloud; Method/Instruction; Reproducible; Sight-Singing Method. Sing at First Sight. Choral/Vocal. Book. 96 pages. Alfred Music #00-22017. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22017).

Item Number: AP.22017

ISBN 9780739031520. English.

A sequential sight-singing curriculum for all choirs. Each of the six units (containing four lessons each) clearly introduces new music reading concepts, reinforces those concepts with several rhythm and pitch exercises, motivates students with helpful hints and challenge exercises, and concludes with fun-filled review games and Evaluating Your Performance questions. The helpful Getting Ready pages (which precede each unit) are filled with music fundamentals, and for choirs who have never read music before, an optional Before We Begin chapter opens the book. And it's all neatly laid out in a 96-page octavo sized publication; a perfect fit for your students, and their folders. From whole notes to sixteenth-note patterns, seconds to sevenths, key signatures, dynamics, articulations, and tempo markings; it's all here, and it's all logically ordered to ensure student success! Spend just a few minutes a day with this book and your choir, too, will learn to Sing at First Sight! This title is available in MakeMusic Cloud.

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  • October 20, 2016 Exactly what it says - it's a sight reading book.

    I LOVE these books. They are not really for beginners, however. It's book one of a higher level, in my opinion. I use it with all my students who have completed a beginning sight reading level elsewhere. This is the level that gets them ready for All State auditions...

    . It is a sight reading book, and is not meant to "give" the person the sounds they are to find on their own. I've never used the CD since I am a music teacher and am there to guide them. They can do it on their own if they have previous background.

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  • December 31, 2015 sing at first sight, book 1

    what you hear as your sample is not what you receive. There is absolutely NO singing on the CD whatsoever.

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