- October 19, 2012 at 6:23 am #401260Ronnie SandersParticipantPlease feel free to review http://www.ronniesanders.net where you can find TONS of FREE sight singing materials for many different levels of choirs. Just click on “Free Sight Reading Materials.”May 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm #466719Kyle SchneiderParticipantIt’s an old-school approach, but take a look at Melodia. I inherited a program that had become rather well versed in it, and my organizational sightsinging has never been better. To top it all off, it’s now in the Public Domain.August 20, 2015 at 11:13 pm #473143Maria SParticipantThere is a new interactive sight-singing book which is probably the best available.iBooks store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1031094794Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Sight-Singing-Introductory-Level-ebook/dp/B01444J63Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1440023020&sr=1-1August 21, 2015 at 6:32 am #473150Dale DuncanParticipantI created S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for beginners over the last two years. I intended it to be a fun, 21st Century “book” aimed at teachers who teach true beginners. It’s 1/3 method book, 1/3 teaching coach and 1/3 philosophy. Inside it, you’ll find 27 power points with specific daily lesson plans that last 27 weeks (if you see them daily for 50 minutes). In other words, there is a large volume of material. It includes video links of me teaching the material to my beginners, and it also includes video teaching tip links for each lesson. Lots of folks seem to be finding it useful. There are over 300 reviews online of the lessons by teachers who are using the method.Here are some links so you can learn more about it.A link to my blog description of how and why it was created:A link to my YouTube Channel with over 300 free teaching examples/tips.A link to the Complete Sight Singing Bundlehttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-S-Cubed-Complete-Bundle-Teach-Sight-Singing-to-Middle-School-1208701Hope it helps!Dale DuncanAugust 21, 2015 at 8:36 am #473163Judith DurocherParticipantI have taught sight-reading in the public schools and in my private voice studio for years. For the money, I find the materials at Masterworks Press to be the most useful. I do not think young readers get the true experience from projected examples. Music in the students hands that they can write in is much more effective. With Masterworks you have multiple options to fit your singers’ ability level. You purchase a level at a reasonable price and receive copy privileges. I copied the books, laminated the covers and used them for years. Practical, and well thought out progressions. I used a separate rhythm method, but you have many more online resources for examples as well. Good luck!Judy DurocherSeptember 8, 2018 at 7:50 pm #577744Dale DuncanParticipant
I created S-Cubed Sight Singing Program specifically for beginners in choral music classrooms because that is who most of us teach. I have taught them for 27 years. I video recorded every lesson along with teaching tips.
Here is a link with more info: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.htmlNovember 25, 2018 at 1:27 pm #583247Jason WhitsonParticipant
I have come to LOVE sight reading factory.com. (sightreadingfactory.com)
1. They have levels for adding in a sequence of solfege.
2. Customizable levels.
3. Rhythmic levels are completely customizable
4. Student individual accounts are VERY affordable for the year. Based on number of accounts, I think I pay a few bucks per kid.
5. Accounts show how much they practice.
6. You can assign quizzes/tests individually and assess them on your own time.
7. MOST IMPORTANT – No matter how good the book is there are a finite number of examples at each level. With sightreadingfactory.com, you press [another one] and there are an unlimited number of examples at each level. I think this is what I have the most issue with in using books. If an ensemble isn’t ready to move on to more difficult examples you must A) go on despite their being unready or B) reuse old examples, thus rehearsing sight reading rather than actually sight reading.
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