Singing and Dictation for Today's Musician

1st Edition

Daniel McCarthy, Ralph Turek

Routledge
May 29, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 304 Pages - 304 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367415174 - CAT# 332830

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Summary

Singing and Dictation for Today's Musician expands the Today's Musician family of textbooks to encompass the essential elements of musicianship and aural skills training. Featuring chapters that correspond to the organization of Theory for Today's Musician, this new textbook complements the theory text to offer a complete curriculum package, allowing students and instructors to reinforce written theory skills with relevant musicianship exercises. Combining sight-singing and dictation in a single volume, this new textbook underscores the value of combining the human senses in understanding the intellectual and analytic concepts of music theory.

Features of this text include:

  • Flexibility for the instructor in using moveable or fixed ‘Do’, scale degree numbers, and neutral syllables for singing
  • Both singing and dictation exercises included in each unit, allowing the two skills to be fully integrated
  • Companion website with audio recordings and instructor keys for the exercises, at www.routledge.com/cw/mccarthy
  • Units match the pacing and order of topics in Theory for Today’s Musician, allowing the texts to be easily used in sync

Beginning with fundamentals and continuing up through twentieth-century materials, Singing and Dictation for Today’s Musician allows instructors to closely align their teaching of musicianship and aural skills with the written theory curriculum, enhancing student understanding of core music principles.

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