This book is a guide to the study of sight singing and a valuable aid to ear training instruction. Although the book draws upon theoretical concepts it is easy to read and to follow. Readers learn to distinguish between structural and decorative tones within horizontal triad outlines, recognize melodic shapes associated with triad outlines in various positions, and interpret overall melodic shapes within entire phrase.
Material is arranged logically for learning basic tonal relationships, phrases, and common shapes and motions in melodies. Chapters containshort explanatory section, exercises in the melodic pattern to be studied, melodic analysis, and melodies for sight singing.