Unison — Men's Choir

The American Folk Song-Sight Singing Series — Unison (Kodály) Treble/Tenor clef
Folk songs have long been recognized as ideal tools for the teaching of sight-singing. All the rough edges have been worn off by generation after generation passing these songs on to their children. Starting with the most basic interval (the minor third: so-mi), Dr. Sanders has organized this collection of 170 folk songs into a gradual progression from songs containing only those two notes through full pentatonic songs by the end of Volume One following the Kodaly sequence. Volume Two adds fa, then ti, progressing to full diatonic songs. Because singers start learning to read music at different ages, this series is available in two editions: one with song titles and lyrics for your younger students, and one with just the music, for older students from middle school on up. Reproducible PDFs.

Easy Sight-Singing with Words — Unison (Treble/Tenor clef)

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! — Unison (Rhythmic Speaking)
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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The High School Sight-Singer — Unison & Two-Part (Tenor & Bass)

A short, accelerated approach, suitable for middle school through college, designed to help non-reading singers quickly integrate into a choir that already possesses sight-reading skills. Each drill is a day's lesson, focusing on the skips or steps surrounding a particular pitch level. Identical to the University Sight Singer except for title.

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Let’s Get Started — Unison (Tenor & Bass)
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.

Melodia, A Course in Sight-Singing — Unison & Two-Part (Tenor & Bass Clefs)

In 200 pages and over 1500 one- and two-part melodious exercises, students are led from the simplest of scales to the most complex music a choir is likely to encounter in traditional music.

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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.     iPad / SMART Board compatible


Steps to Harmony — Tenor & Bass Clefs

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