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Movable Tonicis a comprehensive sight-singing resource, perfect for daily practice or an entire curriculum.
Because this resource includes each of the important pedagogical steps needed to teach sight-singing effectively, your students can become independent music readers.
-Lesson plans carefully guide teachers and their students, building skills to last a lifetime.
-Assessment component specifically connects to learning objectives.
-Step-by-step teaching strategies reflect the latest research in music learning.
-Pitch system (movable do) and rhythm system (traditional, beat-based rhythm numbers) are presented as independent concepts prior to merging.
-Sequencing provides innovative options for multileveled settings that include beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels.
-Abundant music examples and transferable practice drills reinforce each concept.
-Specific lessons to guide the transfer of reading skills to classroom repertoire.
Alan C. McClung is the high school and middle school choral music specialist at the University of North Texas in Denton. He teaches conducting and secondary choral methods, and conducts the seventy-five voice UNT Concert Choir.