46 Two-Part American Folk Songs (Kodály)
Zoltan Kodaly said that children can best learn to sing in tune through two-part unaccompanied singing, and this should start at a very early age - possibly even first grade. This set has been developed in the hope of building that skill and developing children's taste for a cappella singing. While intended for classroom use, these songs can also be used with elementary choruses. Of the 27 songs in this collection, 22 have been kept in the pentatonic idiom. The songs appear in approximate order of difficulty.
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Easy Beginnings in Note Reading — SA & SSA

A versatile resource for early practice in reading standard notation. Two volumes of familiar folk and classical melodies set with easy two- and three-part harmony parts for students to read in a variety of ways. Both volumes include a teacher's edition.

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Easy Sight-Singing with Words — SA

A set of nine concert-length compositions in completely step-wise, diatonic style, with piano accompaniment, intended to supplement and reinforce the progress made in Volume 1 of any of our series. Available voicings: Unison, Two-Part Mixed, SA, TB, SAB, SSA, TTB, SATB.

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Happy Rap! — (Speaking Chorus)
Your choir will thoroughly enjoy this break from the routine. You don’t even have to tell them that they are improving their rhythm skills, as they challenge themselves to keep together in perfectly unison speech, through humorous, miniature dramatic scenes in which they become the characters. Audiences will love this, too! Each composition is entertaining enough and of sufficient duration to include in your concerts as a novelty number. The texts are little rhythmic encounters from everyday life. Hank Beebe has created in "Happy Rap!" an innovative, FUN approach to practicing rhythm and improving rhythmic sight-singing skills. Starting with the simple Malone the Monotone, the series gradually progresses to challenging rhythmic excursions for up to four voice parts. Humor and wit abound.
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Let’s Get Started — SA
If your choir can sing up and down the scale, they're ready to dive into this series. Vol. 1 is completely stepwise and diatonic. All five volumes parallel the corresponding three- and four-voice versions so that the two voicings could be used concurrently, if desired. warm up with Let's Get Started in unison, then move right on to the corresponding three- or four-part music in the same session. Each unison volume contains 300 exercises. Virtually all keys are covered. The treble and bass versions contain the same music but in different clefs. The cambiata version remains totally within the cambiata range, with all melodies represented in both treble and bass clefs on each page. This series is also useful as a tool to measure individual progress. Reproducible PDFs.

Resplendent Rounds

Resplendent Rounds can be used as an introduction to sight-singing as well as a method for developing vocal independence. It can be used by any group — from beginning to advanced, from elementary through high school and adult. Every page can be used as unison, 2-voice, 3-voice, up to 8-voice canons. Available voicings: Treble, Mixed, or Tenor/Bass with Treble/Tenor on 1 side of the page and Bass on the other. 72 stepwise, diatonic canons. An extensive book of colorful piano accompaniments is also available, to add sparkle and pizazz. Reproducible PDFs.

Steps to Harmony — Treble

This series was designed to be useful in all teaching situations, from middle school on up. The range is limited to one octave - C to C - so that everyone sings in a comfortable range throughout. Beginning with stepwise, diatonic quarter notes, this series puts you in control of how fast and how far your students progress. Each exercise can also be sung as a three-part round. Ideal for use in a music curriculum spanning several grade levels. Reproducible PDFs. iPad/SMART Board compatible.