The Musician's Guide To Aural Skills: Sight-Singing, Rhythm-Reading, Improvisation, And Keyboard Skills (Second Edition) (Vol. 1)

The Musician's Guide To Aural Skills: Sight-Singing, Rhythm-Reading, Improvisation, And Keyboard Skills (Second Edition) (Vol. 1)

The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills: Sight-Singing, Rhythm-Reading, Improvisation, and Keyboard Skills (Second Edition) (Vol. 1)

All the practical skills students need to succeed as professional musicians―in a single pedagogical program.

The Musician’s Guide to Aural Skills integrates all critical aural skills in a single teaching and learning program coordinated (chapter by chapter) with a companion text in theory and analysis. The two volumes, organized by skill type, contain a wide range of exercises and a diverse repertoire of real music―classical, popular song, film and TV themes, folk songs. There is absolutely no need for supplementary materials, and students are involved in creative music-making from the very beginning.

Volume 1 covers sight-singing, rhythm-reading, improvisation, and keyboard skills, corresponding to blocks of chapters in The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis, Second Edition. Students are able to acquire these essential performance skills at a pace that suits their own needs and abilities, with plenty of Listening Strategies to help them.

About the Author
Joel Phillips is professor of music theory and composition at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and recipient of its Distinguished Teaching Award. His compositions are published by G. Schirmer, Transcontinental, GIA, and...

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