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2 Welcome to Sight Singing 101 Sight Singing 101 is the basics of reading music. We will learn the three main parts of reading music.

3 What is Sight Singing Being able to look at musical notation and sing what is written Music 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).

4 Notes as the rhythm Notes have a value just like money. Rests have an equal value to the notes but without noise. B Whole note4 counts  Half note2 counts  Quarter note1 count  Eighth note½ count  Sixteenth note¼ count t Whole rest 4 counts u Half rest2 counts W Quarter rest 1 count X Eighth rest ½ count Y Sixteenth rest ¼ count

5 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.

6 Above are examples of notes and rests as rhythms Click on the play buttons to hear what they sound like.

7 Let’s test your skills. Listen to the example and click on the correct rhythm.

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20 Where do the notes go? Notes go on, below, or above a Staff Staffs have 5 lines 4 spaces

21 Here is another way of looking at line and space notes Treble clef line notes from the bottom up are: E, G, B, D, & F Every Good Boy Does Fine Treble clef space notes from the bottom up are: F, A, C, & E This spells FACE Bass clef line notes from the bottom up are: G, B, D, F, & A Good Boys Do Fine Always Bass clef space notes from the bottom up are: A, C, E, & G All Cows Eat Grass or All Cars Eat Gas

22 Notes for choral music goes on a grand staff

23 2341 Click on the numbers to go back to the previous examples

24 The next 4 slides are to test you on your note naming ability. You can click the back button to look at the grand staff for help

25 If these notes are in the treble clef staff what would the letter names of the notes be? 1

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28 If these notes were in the treble clef staff what would the letter names of the notes be? 2

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39 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.

40 Play each example of the notes by clicking the button under each measure of notes

41 Together they make a melody. Click the play button

42 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 melody 1234

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45 Thank you for using Sight Singing 101. I hope you will find more helpful information on our website Please come back again. More Sight Singing coming soon.


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