Synopses & Reviews
Informed by Gary Karpinski"s groundbreaking research on music perception and cognition and his two decades of practical teaching experience, this innovative package systematically develops ear-training and sight-singing skills based on how students actually learn. The Manuallucidly explains how to hear and understand the essential elements of tonal music by closely integrating aural skills with the basic concepts of music theory. The companion Anthologyprovides a collection of 1200 graded musical excerpts drawn from real music literature. Carefully coordinated with the Manual, this comprehensive anthology is flexible enough to support any aural skills curriculum or to be used alone as a sight-singing text.
This disc, which accompanies every copy of the , contains more than 680 recordings on real instruments of dictation, transcription, and other listening materials. The students' instructions for these materials appear at the end of each chapter in the , and all answers are printed in the Instructor's Dictation Manual. The recordings appear on the disc in MP3 format, allowing students and instructors to use them in multiple settings.
The Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singingand the Anthology for Sight Singingprovide a comprehensive, research-based curriculum in aural skills.
About the Author
Gary S. Karpinski (Ph.D., City University of New York) is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.