Sight Reading & Rhythm Every Day is designed to help students achieve an impeccable sense of rhythm which is the first step in successful sight reading, and to develop their skills with key recognition, time signature recognition, pattern identification, interval recognition, and intermediate response to articulation and dynamics.Key signature recognitionHow to count rhythms that include eighth notesInterval and pattern recognition through major and minor five-finger patterns, and single-line music played between the handsImmediate response to staccato and legato articulations, and dynamicsBeginning transposition.
This series will help the student to develop an internal sense of pulse so that the underlying rhythm in a sight-reading example becomes second nature. This allows the student to concentrate on the other elements of music making. As the books progress, four-measure sight-reading drills for one hand progress into longer pieces for both hands. Students learn the concept of playing from beginning to end without stopping, and every unit ends with a teacher-student duet to reinforce the idea that when sight readers start to play, they do not stop.
Throughout the series, new concepts are gradually introduced to provide adequate reinforcement of each concept. Every day, students are asked to count rhythms, analyse and circle patterns, and play sight-reading examples. The manageable task size and carefully structured format of each unit make progress immediately noticeable, which helps to motivate students.
The carefully crafted musical examples and exercises effectively develop eye, ear, and hand coordination. This series guides students in a simple, straightforward way to develop into students who sight read with ease, accuracy, and musicality.
In the Every Day plan for Book 2A, students learn:
In the Every Day plan for Book 2A, students review:Time signature recognitionIntervals of 2nds through 5thsInterval recognition starting on the guide notes of middle C, treble G, bass F and treble C.