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Patterns of Sound - Vol. I

A Practical Sight-Singing Course

By Emily Crocker

Choral (teacher ed)
A Practical Sight-Singing Course. Composed by Emily Crocker and Joyce Eilers. Methodology Chorals. Elementary, Sightsinging. 80 pages. Hal Leonard #63355. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.40216089).

Item Number: HL.40216089

ISBN 9781458421371. 8.5x11 inches. Joyce Eilers/Emily Crocker.

Don't read notes, read patterns of sound! This unique sight reading course for treble voices in elementary and early middle school does just that! PATTERNS OF SOUND uses excellent voice leading, careful sequencing and musically interesting exercises that can be combined to strengthen part singing, pitch relationships and to develop rhythmic independence. Volume 1 starts from square one, assuming no previous training, with exercises that are so carefully sequenced that the students are quickly singing four-measure phrases and eight measure songs in two parts and finding it easy! Students are introduced to notes, rests, meter, pitch and unison/2-part songs in Vol. 1, and continue in Vol. 2 with dotted rhythms & syncopation, keys & key changes and more 2-part songs. Use it every day and watch your students' confidence level grow!

Available: Teacher's Edition (Vol.1), Student Edition (Vol.1), CD (Vol.1), Teacher's Edition (Vol.2), Student Edition (Vol.2). Recommended for Grades 3-8.

  • Beauty 
  • Clouds 
  • Dinah 
  • Joy 
  • Music 
  • Evening 
  • Ida Red 
  • Across The Sea 
  • Ants  
  • Climb The Hill 
  • Circus Time! 
  • Train's A-Comin' 
  • Kites 
  • The Song Lingers On 
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 
  • Camptown Races 
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  • September 10, 2019 Great sight-singing method!

    I love using Patterns of Sounds to teach my choirs how to read music! It is great for younger students (actually meant for elementary and early middle school), but it's so thorough and methodical that I'm even using it with my high schoolers this year!

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