Sight singing

(11 Posts)
EvilTwins Fri 09-Sep-16 17:50:07

Can anyone recommend any good materials for sight singing practice?

Thank you smile

Helenluvsrob Fri 09-Sep-16 17:51:53

Age ? Standard ? Singing through a basic hymn book if you can borrow a melody edition would always be s reasonable start.

Helenluvsrob Fri 09-Sep-16 17:53:06

Assuming reading fluently and a reasonable idea of music reading

EvilTwins Fri 09-Sep-16 18:05:23

17 year old boy. Not great at reading music. Needs to improve his sight singing a lot. I have a hymn book but there's no point giving him things he might already know, so I was after a book of exercises I suppose.

He's never been taught to read a musical score, but is applying for musical theatre at drama school and needs to improve quickly.

JamieFraserskneewarmer Fri 09-Sep-16 18:10:07

I got this in paperback for my nephew who was in a similar position and he has found it really helpful - but anything like that really needs application! sight-singing

EvilTwins Fri 09-Sep-16 18:14:57

That looks great Jamie - thank you. It's for one of my students, so I will be able to do some of that with him and set him "homework" from it.

CeeBeeBee Fri 09-Sep-16 20:06:20

Op, I learnt to sighting with snook called *Sightsing any melody*. Worked for me. I also use solfege but he will need to be able to recognise intervals and degrees easily to sing in solfege.

CeeBeeBee Fri 09-Sep-16 20:08:27

Whoops, sightsing with a book not snook!

AChickenCalledKorma Fri 09-Sep-16 22:42:56

There is an ABRSM series called Joining the Dots which DD2's singing teacher uses. It goes up to grade 5 for singing and is a structured course with exercises.

Ferguson Sun 11-Sep-16 20:17:20

shop.abrsm.org/shop/ucat/Joining-the-Dots-Singing/101265

Music of different genres might stimulate sight-singing:

www.amazon.co.uk/Blues-all-Keys-Vol-42/dp/9993633593

EvilTwins Mon 12-Sep-16 17:39:52

Thanks - really helpful. smile

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