Brand new sight-singing books where singers can actually hear each example and sing along!
Music Theory for Singers: Sight-Singing and Ear-Training books are all digital and include Rhythmic Sight-Singing, Melodic Sight-Singing, Intervals and Ear-Training. Students can not only learn these crucial elements of voice training, but they can also hear everything they are learning. Every example in the book includes a digital recording, so students can practice in their lessons and independently at home! There are 10 levels that correspond to the Certificate of Merit Curriculum. Introduce these to your students today and help them hone these difficult skills!
Section 1: Rhythmic Sight-Singing
Section 2: Melodic Sight-Singing
Section 3: Ear-Training
Musical Terms & Ear-Training
Practice Test #1
Practice Test #2
Practice Test #3
Practice Test #4
Practice Test #5
Practice Test Answers
Glossary of Terms
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.
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 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.
Music Theatre Major: Boston Coservatory