Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading is the first textbook equip future educators with the ability to play from an open score at the keyboard. Score reading can be a daunting prospect for even the most accomplished pianist, but it is a skill required of all choral and instrumental music instructors. Although most music education curricula include requirements to achieve a certain level of proficiency in open score reading, standard textbooks contain very little material devoted to developing this skill.
This textbook provides a gradual and graded approach, progressing from two-part reading to four or more parts in a variety of clefs. Each chapter focuses on one grouping of voices and provides many musical examples from a broad sampling of choral and instrumental repertoire ranging from Renaissance to contemporary works.
Part 1. Two and Three Part Reading in Traditional Clefs 1. Two parts: Treble/Bass 2. Two parts: Treble/Treble and Bass/Bass 3. Three parts: Treble/Treble/Bass 4. Three parts: All Treble Part 2. Two and Three Part Reading including the Tenor 5. Two parts: Treble/Tenor and Tenor/Bass 6. Three parts: Treble/Treble/Tenor 7. Three parts: Treble/Tenor/Bass 8. Three parts: Tenor/Bass Combinations Part 3. Four Part Reading 9. Four parts: Soprano/Alto in RH, Tenor/Bass in LH 10. Four parts: Soprano/Alto/Tenor in RH, Bass in LH 11. Four parts: Tenor moves between hands 12. Four parts: Highly contrapuntal textures Part 4. Instrumental Part Reading 13. Alto and Tenor Clefs 14. B-flat transposing instruments 15. E-flat transposing instruments 16. F and A transposing instruments Appendix Choral Warm-Up Exercises Index