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1 Fundamental Music Literacy (Ear Training/Sight Singing) for the Secondary Choral Classroom Chamber Singers of York Comprehensive High School Phil Suggs, Director SCMEA Feb. 7, 2015

2 Everybody is a genius – but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid! -Albert Einstein

3 “Musical literacy is as universally possible as linguistic literacy and the development of such literacy is the obligation of the schools.” – Lois Choksy

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5 Hand signs are the kinesthetic connection!

6 Echo patterns/Pitch Drills Major scale/extended/various rhythms Trichord scale (sequences) Skips of a 3 rd Combine Trichord/Skips of 3 rd Additive Scale (canon/deletion) Internal Intervals DRMF I’m So Tired

7 Drill in minor (“La” based) 3 scales (in canon) LTDR I’m So Tired

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9 Feeder Programs determine success of high school program! Introduction in Elementary Curriculum Implementation in Middle School choral program!

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12 Sing major and minor scales using VARIOUS rhythm patterns – especially numbers 4-11 on the simple meter list! This will help your singers get these rhythms in their ear. Sometimes use solfege hand signs – sometimes patsch!

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14 Amateurs practice until they FINALLY get it right! Professionals practice until they CAN’T get it wrong!

15 All-State SR Examples Make singers aware of procedure/prompt Begin decoding pitch/rhythm immediately Once tonic triad is played – SING ALOUD! SING ALOUD during practice time! Know the line or space for “do” Hand sign or patsch!

16 Practice Strategies in Class Sing I, V, IV, V7, I Alternate Measures – 2 groups - Men/Women or ST/AB Alternate measures – 4 groups – SATB, ABST, TSBA, BTAS

17 Sing Only: Pitches in tonic (DMS) Pitches in dominant (STRF) Pitches in subdominant (FLD) Women sing tonic/Men sing dominant/audiate subdominant (FL) Create variations

18 Audiate certain rhythms: Sing all except half notes Only sing measures with dotted quarter/eighth Sing all EXCEPT beat 2 (or 1, 3, or 4) Snap on single eighth note (always on upbeat) Sing in RETROGRADE (creates some syncopation)

19 Coaching Tips for Auditions: Sing ALOUD during practice time Get all the way through during practice time (skip anything too difficult) Use a MODERATE and STEADY tempo Patsch or hand sign as needed DO NOT STOP during performance – don’t allow one pitch or rhythm derail

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21 Teaching Repertoire/Preparing for State Festival SR: Use Solfege/Takadimi Key signatures Sequences Suspensions/Dissonance/Resolution Key Changes Form

22 SR Resources Masterworks Press Online resources: Sight Reading Factory

23 “Progressive Sight Singing” by Dr. Carol Krueger July Literacy Workshop Stuart Cramer High School, Belmont, NC Bethany Jennings: July Literacy/Choral Workshop Meredith College, Raleigh, NC Jane Bruer: Website:


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