The Classical Sight-Singing Series — TTBB
In this series, composer Hank Beebe has succeeded in capturing the spirit and ambience of the Classical period in all its rich variety. Beginning with simple, stepwise motion, exciting chord progressions, spiced with a wide variety of rhythmic devices, create an opportunity for beginning readers to experience the thrill of sight-reading "real music." While basically homophonic, this series is rhythmically challenging. Often, a lyrical melody in one voice part is accompanied by a spritely rhythmic texture created by the other voices. Volume 2 introduces the use of syncopation and the melodic minor. Melodies often alternate among the voices, so that altos, tenors, and basses have the opportunity to sing melodies, not just harmonies. This series employs articulations — staccato, marcato and accents - as well as tempo variations (ritardando, etc.), bringing choirs with limited reading ability to a high level of musicianship. Reproducible PDFs.

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 — TTBB
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.

Mastering Chromatics — TTBB
In this series, Hank Beebe takes your choir a giant step forward toward the ultimate goal: total reading ability. This series assumes your choir has completed any one of our other series - Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Let's Get Started, Steps to Harmony, or Easy Rhythms - and it continues with a similarly methodical treatment of chromatics: first stepwise, then approached or left by thirds, then fourths, etc. By employing simple, basic rhythms, this series enables the singer to concentrate on the chromatic content of the music and enjoy a wealth of tonal colors, while at the same time developing the skills needed to sing a wide variety of choral music.
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Resplendent Rounds — TTBB

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.
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