Synopses & Reviews
Widely used for over two decades, contains original melodies composed by the authors for the express goal of teaching sight singing. The new edition retains the user-friendly organization professors and students love. New to the Fifth Edition are more exercises in atonal and post-tonal twentieth-century idioms, a section of unpitched rhythmic exercises, and a topical index that makes key concepts easy to find.
A New Approach to Sight Singingcontinues to lead the pack with its innovative and class-tested method of teaching the four-semester sight singing sequence.
The authors "new approach" places the act of singing melodies at sight within the context of musicianship as a whole.
The most innovative and user-friendly introduction to sight singing.
About the Author
Perry Goldstein is Professor of Music at Stony Brook University, where he is responsible for all aspects of the undergraduate and graduate musicianship programs and also teaches music composition, theory, and analysis. His teaching has been recognized by Stony Brook University's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and by the State University of New York's Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the author of Rudiments of Music: A Concise Guide to Music Theory, and has written about music for the New York Times and the Library of Congress, among many other publications. He is an active composer with fifteen recordings to his credit and performances worldwide.Edward Smaldone is Professor of Music and Director of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He is the recipient of the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as grants and awards from ASCAP, The Macdowell Colony, Yaddo Corporation, The Charles Ives Center for the Arts and the American Music Center. Smaldone's music has been performed by the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Denver Chamber Orchestra, The Memphis Symphony and many other ensembles throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and is recorded on the CRI, New World Records and Capstone labels. Smaldone has more than 30 years of college teaching experience in the areas of music theory and musicianship.