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 and time signature recognitionHow to count basic rhythms in time signatures of 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4Interval recognition starting on and around the guide notes of middle C, treble G, treble C, and bass CPattern identification, andImmediate response to articulations and dynamics.
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 1B, students learn: