Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Sight Singing 101"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Sight Singing 101 Sight Singing 101 is the basics of reading music. We will learn the three main parts of reading music.Notes as RhythmNotes as pitchNotes as both
2 What is Sight SingingBeing able to look at musical notation and sing what is writtenMusic in written notation has been around for at least 1500 years and some scholars believe written music could be as old as 4000 years.Singing requires pitches and rhythms. In the next slides, you will learn both.Rhythm is the duration of how long you sing or rest from singing.Pitch is how high or low the voice produces the note (high or low does not mean volume).Notes as RhythmNotes as pitchNotes as both
3 Notes as the rhythm Notes have a value just like money. Rests have an equal value to the notes but without noise.B Whole note 4 counts Half note 2 counts Quarter note 1 count Eighth note ½ count Sixteenth note ¼ countt Whole rest 4 countsu Half rest 2 countsW Quarter rest 1 countX Eighth rest ½ countY Sixteenth rest ¼ count
4 This is a pyramid of notes This is a pyramid of notes. This shows how the notes relate to each other with beats.A whole note is equal to 2 half notes. A half note is equal to 2 quarter notes. A quarter note is equal to 2 eighth notes and an eighth note is equal to 2 sixteenth notes.
5 Above are examples of notes and rests as rhythms Click on the play buttons to hear what they sound like.
6 Let’s test your skills. Listen to the example and click on the correct rhythm.
19 Where do the notes go? Notes go on, below, or above a Staff Staffs have 5 lines4 spaces12345
20 Here is another way of looking at line and space notes Treble clef line notes from the bottom up are: E, G, B, D, & FEvery Good Boy Does FineTreble clef space notes from the bottom up are: F, A, C, & EThis spells FACEBass clef line notes from the bottom up are: G, B, D, F, & AGood Boys Do Fine AlwaysBass clef space notes from the bottom up are: A, C, E, & GAll Cows Eat Grass or All Cars Eat Gas
38 You have seen each of these as separate examples You have seen each of these as separate examples. Putting them together makes a musical phrase or melody. Sight-singing enables a musician to read all of the notes below keeping a steady beat.
39 Play each example of the notes by clicking the button under each measure of notes
40 Together they make a melody. Click the play button
41 Now let’s test your listening skills Now let’s test your listening skills. Listen to the examples below and find the one that is exactly as the Sight-Singing example. Click the number under the correct melody1234