David Bauguess - Hal Leonard Corporation
, An incredibly popular sight-singing method, this is based on the solfege system (with optional numbers) and gives you a step-by step plan for teaching your choir the fundamentals of sight-singing. By spending just 10 minutes a day on sight-singing, you will dramatically improve your choir's music skills in just a matter of weeks! The materials in Volume 1 include 334 diatonic exercises and a glossary of music terms, with an excellent instructional text in the Teacher's Edition. Volume 2 is a logical continuation of this method, or is for groups that are already proficient in solfege. It includes 244 exercises with an easy-to-understand approach to chromatics, and also covers such topics as more advanced divisions and sub-divisions of the beat, minor tonalities and more. An added feature of this method is an excellent supplement, the Jenson Sight-Singing Part Exercises, which is a collection of 82 exercises for use with this or any other sight-singing program. Including rounds, 2, 3 and 4-part exercises, graded original material and excerpts from the choral repertoire, this is an excellent bridge between singing just "exercises" and true choral literature! This is exceptionally popular with your colleagues, so you owe it to yourself to examine this very carefully!