The Novello Guide To Sight-Singing

Books | Voice, Choral

Publisher: Novello & Co Ltd.
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

This is the indispensable guide to learning how to sight-read choral music. Using special interactive technology, renowned choral educators Ralph Allwood and Timothy Teague take the user from the very basics of sight-reading to a level at which they can sing confidently in a choir.

This guide provides clear explanations, exercises, tips and tricks on:

  • basic music theory
  • scales and stepwise motion
  • larger intervals and awkward leaps
  • fast and effective reading of choral scores
  • examples from popular choral repertoire
  • general good practice for choral singing.

Whether you are 7 or 70, a beginner or an experienced singer, this book will improve your ability to read music and help you to enjoy singing to the full.

This book is supported by SoundWise. It includes a range of interactive digital features:

SoundCheck (powered by Match My Sound)

This unique assessment and feedback software lets you use your phone, tablet or computer to help you practise. SoundCheck listens to you sing, then gives you instant feedback on how to improve!


A digital edition of your book to read on any device.


Tips and demonstrations from the authors.


"This exemplary guide is clearly and sensibly designed. It moves steadily from the most basic rudiments to help in reading complex chormatic lines, each stage fully explained with practical advice and a wide variety of musical examples".

Organists Review - March 2018

ISBN: 9781785583162
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 22 August 2017
Language: English
Catalogue No: NOV166067

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        Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Bolton GB Seniors choir leader.
        It starts at the beginning and progresses through to the professional level, progressing in logical steps.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 30 November 2017
        Published on: 19 January 2018
        6 out of 10


        Bath GB
        It covers a wide range of initial abilities.
        The fact that, for easy download and proper operation, the soundwise facility requires a device with Apple Ios10 software needs to be more clearly stated. Operating the system with a pc is difficult and seems inconsistent.
        Confirmed purchase: 23 August 2017
        Published on: 06 October 2017
        9 out of 10


        Pompey GB Elderly but serious chorister
        Very easy access to ebook over ( so far) any platform of choice.
        Varied /some challenging/ exercises on Sound check - freely available anywhere with WiFi.
        My music teacher likes it.
        Easy thresholds for tempo and colour but I'm finding it difficult to score well with intonation. Severe criticism of pitch is NO fault (just a bit humiliating)
        Confirmed purchase: 04 September 2017
        Published on: 20 September 2017

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