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 lucidly 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 provides a collection of 1200 graded musical excerpts drawn from real music literature. Carefully coordinated with the , this comprehensive anthology is flexible enough to support any aural skills curriculum or to be used alone as a sight-singing text.
The Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing and the Anthology for Sight Singing provide a comprehensive, research-based curriculum in aural skills.
This disc, which accompanies every copy of the Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing, 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 Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing, 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.
This software instructs and assists students in the process of musical dictation of single-line melodies and harmonic exercises in the form of SATB chorales.
Norton Interactive Aural Skills (NIAS) plays the musical exercises in their entirety or in a variety of partial and comparative formats. After listening to the examples, students then complete the exercises on staff paper. The program features helpful hints that supply partial or complete information and guidance for each exercise. Students can work at their own pace, checking their answers along the way. The program generates progress reports that can be viewed and printed for instructors.
The and the provide 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.