Music Theory for Singers Level One

Author(s): Sarah Sandvig

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2017

Pages: 50


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The Music Theory for Singers Series is geared specifically for voice students and singers. The series helps students understand the fundamentals of theory related to voice, apply it to the varied repertoire they learn throughout the year and become not only better singers, but also educated musicians.

Music Theory for Singers Level 1 includes:

  • Introduction to The Staff
  • Time Signatures
  • Notes on the Grand Staff
  • Key Signatures
  • Triads
  • Intervals (2nds/3rds)
  • Rhythmic & Melodic Sight-singing
  • Diction/IPA
  • Musical terms
  • Composers
  • Review Test

Lesson 1: Introduction to Beginning Music Theory

Review: Lesson 1

Lesson 2: Singing on the Staff

Review: Lesson 2

Lesson 3: The Grand Staff

Review: Lesson 3

Lesson 4: Time Signatures & Beats

Review: Lesson 4

Lesson 5: Notes on the Grand Staff

Review: Lesson 5

Lesson 6: Key Signatures

Review: Lesson 6

Review: Lessons 1-6

Lesson 7: Triads

Review: Lesson 7

Lesson 8: Intervals (2nds & 3rds)

Review: Lesson 8

Lesson 9: Vocal Diction & IPA

Review: Lesson 9

Lesson 10: Sight-Singing

Review: Lesson 10

Lesson 11: Musical Terms

Review: Lesson 11

Lesson 12: Spotlight on Composers (Alan Menken & Richard Rodgers)

Review: Lesson 12

Level 1 Review Test

Level 1 Review Test: Answers


Sarah Sandvig

Sarah Sandvig has been teaching voice and piano since 1993. She received her Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from UCLA, and her Masters degree in Music Education from CSULB.  She maintains a private voice & piano studio of over 60 weekly students. She also received the Outstanding Thesis Award in 2004 from CSULB. Sarah has all 12 of her books (Music Theory for Singers Vol. 1-10, Music Theory for Singers Condensed Course, and Answers Keys) published by Kendall Hunt Publishing, in addition to having been published in several educational journals and being recognized for her work with children with autism. The 2nd Edition of her Theory books are now available, with expanded practice pages, IPA, language diction and more! She has also written a Sight-Singing & Ear-Training Series for Singers. She is also blessed to have a wonderful, & supportive husband and two incredible boys!!

In Sarah Sandvig's Music Theory for Singers, singers, voice students and their teachers finally have a singer-friendly primer for basic musicianship and music theory that is directly applicable to voice training. Mrs. Sandvig has capitalized on her experience as a successful private voice teacher to create these comprehensive workbooks which, in clear, concise language, lay out easy-to-follow lesson plans progressing from basic through intermediate skills. Music Theory for Singers is equally applicable in a college classroom setting as in the private studio, and voice teachers will especially appreciate the inclusion of international musical terminology which their students are likely to encounter in vocal repertoire. For teens studying voice for the first time as well as for life-long adult singers, Music Theory for Singers will become a valued adjunct to any level of vocal study.
Juliana Gondek
Metropolitan Opera soloist and Prize-winning International recording artist
Professor and Chair, Division of Voice Studies  UCLA

Sarah Sandvig’s theory and digital sight singing books, although written for singers, prove helpful not only in my children’s choir but also in my piano and guitar studio. I am constantly searching for a painless, but comprehensive way to teach music theory, note recognition, sight -reading, rhythm and all the other dynamics of music. Sarah has sequentially placed the basic stepping-stones to music’s foundation in her theory books. I use her digital sight singing exercises to reinforce rhythm, melody and interval training with my piano and guitar students.  The beauty of the digital program is the instant feedback.  Students can check their rhythm, melody line, etc. by the push of a button. I find myself referring to Sarah’s conscientious series of books and digital exercises daily. It is always nice to know where to find reinforcement and a wealth of activities to motivate, activate and educate your students. Sarah’s work has become a welcome and permanent part of my studio.
Ken Watson
Ken Watson Studios
LifeSong Presentations and Publications

I am beginning my first semester as a BFA Musical Theatre Major at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I used Sarah's theory books throughout high school from levels 5-10, and they have prepared me immensely for this first semester-and beyond. For example, I recently went through a music theory and sight singing placement test: I was so amazed how comfortable I felt with both the written and singing portions. It was everything I had already learned from these theory books-key signatures, scales, rhythm, solfege and more. In addition, I became so familiar with the fundamentals of music and a piano keyboard (even through utilizing the vocal theory books) I was able to test out of a whole year of beginner piano. All of this creates the possibility for me to move on to higher levels and be more challenged than if I had to start from the basics. Not to mention all of the composers and terms that are necessary knowledge to be successful in professional music classes and settings. It feels good to know that if I am ever unsure about what I am learning in class, my theory books are right there on my bookshelf to help me out.
Sofia Ross
Music Theatre Major: Boston Coservatory

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