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Published June 3, 2020 by Routledge
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Singing and Dictation for Today's Musician expands the Today's Musician family of textbooks to encompass the essential elements of musicianship and aural skills training. Featuring chapters that correspond to the organization of Theory for Today's Musician, this new textbook complements the theory text to offer a complete curriculum package, allowing students and instructors to reinforce written theory skills with relevant musicianship exercises. Combining sight singing and dictation in a single volume, this new textbook underscores the value of combining the human senses in understanding the intellectual and analytic concepts of music theory.

Features of this text include:

  • Flexibility for the instructor in using moveable or fixed "Do," scale degree numbers, and neutral syllables for singing
  • Both singing and dictation exercises included in each unit, allowing the two skills to be fully integrated
  • Companion website with audio recordings and instructor keys for the exercises, at www.routledge.com/cw/mccarthy
  • Units match the pacing and order of topics in Theory for Today’s Musician, allowing the texts to be easily used in sync.

Beginning with fundamentals and continuing up through twentieth-century materials, Singing and Dictation for Today’s Musician allows instructors to closely align their teaching of musicianship and aural skills with the written theory curriculum, enhancing student understanding of core music principles.

Table of Contents

PART ONE FUNDAMENTALS

Introduction Assorted Preliminaries Singing: A Voice Leading/Schenkerian Approach Notations and Pitch Matters: Clefs The Solfege Syllable System Solmization Chromatic Inflections Raising Pitch Lowering Pitch The Fixed "Do" System versus Moveable "Do" System and Other Methods

UNIT 1 The Church Modes Part I: Singing Singing Exercise #1 Singing Exercise #2 Simple and Compound Meter Singing Exercise #3 Part II: Dictation Mode Identification and Spelling In-Class Dictation 1-1 Assignment Dictation 1-2

UNIT 2 Intervals of the Major and Minor Scale Part I: Singing I. Intervals of the Major and Minor Scale Singing Exercise #1: Ascending Intervals of the Major Scale Singing Exercise #2: Descending Intervals of the Major Scale Singing Exercise #3: Ascending Intervals of the Natural Minor Scale Singing Exercise #4: Descending Intervals of the Natural Minor Scale The Major/Minor 2nd in Major and Minor Keys Singing Exercise Set #1: The Major/Minor 2nd in Major Keys In-Class and Assignment Singing Exercise Set #2: The Major/Minor 2nd in Minor Keys Melodies 2-1 Rhythm Reading 2-2: Simple Meter, Divisions of the Beat In-Class Interval Singing: 2-3 (Quizzing) Part II: Dictation In-Class Identification 2-1 (Dictation): Interval Identification In-Class Dictation 2-2: Melody Identification (An Introduction to Melodic Dictation) Assignment Dictation 2-3: Rhythm Assignment Dictation 2-4: Melody (Online Listening)

PART TWO DIATONIC HARMONY

UNIT 3 Basic Harmonic Structures Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 3-1 Singing Exercise 3-1a Singing Exercise 3-2 Melodies 3-1 Singing Exercise 3-3 Melodies 3-2 In-Class Interval Singing 3-3 (Quizzing) Rhythm 3-1: Error Detection Part II: Dictation Interval Identification 3-1 (may be repeated) In-Class Melodic Dictation 3-2: Introduction to Melodic Dictation Assignment Dictation 3-3Assignment Dictation 3-4 Melodic Dictation

UNIT 4 Intervals/Melodic Sequence Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 4-1 In-Class Rhythm Exercise and Error Detection 4-2 (may be repeated) Major Key Number Patterns: Introduction to the "Tritone" (Augmented 4th) Melodies 4-1 Part II: Dictation Interval Identification 4-1: Mixed Intervals In-Class Melodic Error Detection 4-2 Assignment Dictation 4-3 Assignment Dictation 4-4 Major Scale Number Pattern (Scale Degree) Identification Assignment Dictation 4-5

UNIT 5 Harmonies of the Major and Minor Scale Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 5-1: Triad Quality Singing Exercise Singing Exercise 5-2: Scale Degree Number Patterns Major Key Scale Degrees Singing Exercise 5-3: Minor Scale Degree Number Patterns Melodic Minor Key Scale Degrees Harmonic Key Scale Degrees Singing Exercise 5-4: Primary Triad Exercise Melodies 5-1: Triad Building: 3rds and 5ths Singing Exercise 5-5: Seventh Chord Quality Melodies 5-2: The Dominant 7th Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 5-1: Triad Quality Identification In-Class Dictation 5-2: 7th Chord Quality Identification Assignment Dictation 5-3: Triad Quality Identification Assignment Dictation 5-4: 7th Chord Quality Identification Assignment Dictation 5-5: Rhythm: Dots, Ties, Divisions, Subdivisions, and Rests Assignment Dictation 5-4: Melodic Error Detection

UNIT 6 Cadences Part I: Singing Preliminary Exercises Singing Exercise 6-1: Primary Triads Singing Exercise 6-1a: Triad Quality Singing Exercise 6-1b: Seventh Chord Quality Singing Exercise 6-2a: Major Scale Number Patterns Singing Exercise 6-2b: Melodic Minor Key Scale Degrees Melodies 6-1: Compound Meter, Cadences Melodies 6-2 Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 6-1: Triad and Seventh-Chord Quality In-Class Melodic Dictation 6-2: Compound Meter, Primary Triads, Cadences In-Class Dictation 6-3: Introduction to Harmonic Dictation: Cadences in Root Position In-Class Dictation 6-4 Assignment Dictation 6-5: Harmonic Dictation: Cadences in Root Position

PART THREE MELODIC PRINCIPLES

UNIT 7 Melodic Pitch and Rhythm Part I: Singing Motive and Sequence Repetition and Sequence Singing Exercise 7-1: Motive and Sequence Singing Singing Exercise 7-2: Rhythmic Reading: Triplets, Subdivisions, Dots, Ties, and Rests Melodies 7-1: Motive and Sequence: Intervals: 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 7-1: Rhythm In-Class Melodic Dictation 7-2: Motive and Sequence In-Class Harmonic Dictation 7-3: Cadences: Four- and Five-Chord Formulas Assignment Dictation 7-4: Rhythm Error Detection Assignment Dictation 7-5: Melodies: Motive and Sequence, Theme and Variation Assignment Dictation 7-6: Harmonic Dictation: Four-and Five-Chord Cadential Formulas

UNIT 8 Embellishing Tones Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 8-1 Singing Exercise 8-2: Scale Degree Number Patterns Singing Exercise 8-3: Moveable "Do" Solfege Interval Singing: The 6th Singing Exercise 8-4: In-Class Interval Identification: Ascending and Descending Major/Minor 6ths Review: Embellishing Tones Melodies 8-1: The 6th in Arpeggiations and Appoggiaturas Singing Exercise 8-5: The Seventh Major Scale Degree Number Patterns and the 7th Singing Exercise 8-6: Solfege Functions and the Seventh Singing Exercise 8-7: In-Class Interval Identification: Ascending and Descending Major/Minor 7ths Melodies 8-2: The Seventh: Retardation, Appoggiatura, and Chord Tones Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 8-1: Melodies: The 6th and the 7th In-Class Dictation 8-2: Harmonic/Melodic: Cadences and Embellishing Tones Assignment Dictation 8-3: Interval Identification: 6ths and 7ths Assignment Dictation 8-4: Melodies: The 6th and the 7th Assignment Dictation 8-5: Cadences with Melodies: Embellishing Tones

UNIT 9 Melodic Form/First Inversion Harmonies Part I: Singing All Interval Singing Singing Exercise 9-1 All Interval Identification: Consonance versus Dissonance Listening to and Classifying Intervals Singing Exercise 9-2: All Interval Identification Intervals and Inversion Singing Exercise 9-3: Ascending Intervals and Inversion Singing Exercise 9-4: Descending Intervals and Inversion Melodies 9-1 Part II: Dictation Melodic Form In-Class Dictation 9-1: Phrase Relationship Identification Harmonic Inversion Types of Inversions for Dictation In-Class Harmonic Dictation 9-2: The Supertonic and Dominant in First Inversion Assignment Dictation 9-3: Period Form Assignment Dictation 9-4: Harmonic Dictation: Cadences, Inversion

PART 4 VOICE LEADING

UNIT 10 Melodic Principles/The Outer-Voice Framework Part I: Singing Play-and-Sing (at the Keyboard) or Sing-and-Sing (Duets) Play-and-Sing/Duets 10-1 1:1 First Species, Note-Against-Note: Play-and-Sing or Singing Duets Play-and-Sing/Duets 10-2 2:1 Second Species, Two Notes Against One: Play-and-Sing or Singing Duets Part II: Dictation Introduction to Two-Part In-Class Dictation 10-1: 1:1 Two-Voice Dictation In-Class Dictation 10-2: 2:1 Two-Voice Dictation Counterpoint and Imitation Assignment Dictation 10-3

UNIT 11 Mediants Part I: Singing Mediants, iii, vi Major Scale Number Patterns Singing Exercise 11-1: Mediants Melodies 11-2: Mediants iii(III), vi(VI) Part II: Dictation Melodic Error Detection In-Class Error Detection 11-3 In-Class Harmonic Dictation 11-4: Mediants, V6, Longer Progressions Assignment Dictation 11-1: Melodies with Mediants Assignment Dictation 11-2: Harmonic Dictation

UNIT 12 Harmonic Progression Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 12-1 Harmonic Progression Tonic Class Predominant Class The Dominant Class Melodies 12-2 Part II: Dictation In-Class Error Detection 12-1 In-Class Harmonic Dictation 12-2: Suspensions, Inversions, the Dominant 7th Assignment Dictation 12-3: Harmonic Dictation

UNIT 13 Seventh Chords/Second-Inversion Harmonies Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 13-1-a: Seventh Chord Quality Singing Exercise 13-1 Rhythm 13-2: Syncopation Melodies 13-3: Dominant and Non-Dominant Seventh Chords, Syncopation Part II: Dictation Syncopation, the Six-Four Chord, Suspension, Retardation In-Class Rhythmic Dictation 13-1 In-Class Melodic Dictation 13-2 Harmonic Dictation: Second Inversion The Cadential Six-Four The Pedal Six-Four What to Listen For In-Class Harmonic Dictation 13-3 What to Listen For Assignment Dictation 13-4: Rhythmic Dictation Assignment Dictation 13-5: Melodic Dictation Assignment Dictation 13-6: Harmonic Dictation

UNIT 14 Uses of the Six-Four Chord Part I: Singing All-Inversion Harmonic Dictation All Suspensions/Retardations Harmonic Dictation The Passing Six-Four The Arpeggiating Six-Four The Dominant in Third Inversion – V 4/2 In-Class Harmonic Dictation 14-1 In-Class Harmonic Dictation 14-2 Assignment Dictation 14-3: The Six-Four Chord and the V 4/2 Assignment Dictation 14-4: The Six-Four Chord and Suspensions (Retardation)

PART FIVE CHROMATIC MATERIALS

UNIT 15 Secondary Function I Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 15-1: V/V Singing Exercise 15-2: Other Secondary Functions: V/ii, V/iii, V/iv, V/vi, V/VII Adding a 7th to a Secondary Dominant: The Tonicizing Tritone Melodies 15-3 Part II: Dictation Secondary Dominants In-Class Melodic Dictation 15-1 In-Class Harmonic Dictation 15-2 Assignment Dictation 15-3: Melodic Dictation Assignment Dictation 15-4: Harmonic Dictation

UNIT 16 Secondary Function II The Secondary Leading Tone Chord Part I: Singing Preliminary Exercises Singing Exercise 16-1 Melodies 16-2 Part II: Dictation In-Class Melodic Dictation 16-1 In-Class Harmonic Dictation 16-2: Secondary Leading Tone Seventh Chords Assignment Dictation 16-3: Melodic Dictation Assignment Dictation 16-4: Mixed Secondary Function: Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords

UNIT 17 Modulation I Closely Related Keys Modulation by Common Chord Part I: Singing In-Class Exercise 17-1 Melodies 17-2: Modulation to Closely Related Keys Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 17-1: Modulating Pitch Patterns In-Class Harmonic Dictation 17-2: Progressions Modulating to Closely Related Keys Assignment Dictation 17-3: Melodies Modulating to Closely Related Keys Assignment Dictation 17-4: Progressions Modulating to Closely Related Keys

PART SIX COUNTERPOINT

UNIT 18 The Art of Countermelody Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 18-1: Play-and-Sing Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 18-1 Assignment Dictation 18-2: Theme and Variations

UNIT 19 The Fugue Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 19-1: Subjects and Answers Part II: Dictation Subjects and Answers In-Class Dictation 19-1 Assignment Dictation 19-2

PART SEVEN ADVANCED CHROMATIC HARMONY AND FORM

UNIT 20 Mixing Modes Modal Borrowing versus Change of Mode Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 20-1: Modal Borrowing Melodies 20-2 Part II: Dictation In-Class Melodic Dictation 20-1 In-Class Harmonic Dictation 20-2 Assignment Dictation 20-3 Assignment Dictation 20-4

UNIT 21 Altered Pre-Dominant I The Neapolitan Chord Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 21-1 Melodies 21-2 Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 21-1 In-Class Dictation 21-2

UNIT 22 Altered Pre-Dominant II The Augmented Sixth Chord Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 22-1 Melodies 22-2 Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 22-1: Melodic Pitch Patterns: The Augmented Sixth In-Class Dictation 22-2 Assignment Dictation 22-3: Harmonic Dictation

UNIT 23 Modulation II Chromatic Modulation Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 23-1 Enharmonic Modulations Using the Diminished Seventh Chord and the German Sixth The Diminished Seventh Linear Uses of the Diminished Seventh Singing Drill 23-1 Linear Uses of the German Sixth Singing Drill 23-2 Singing Exercise 23-2: Modulations Using the Enharmonic Diminished Seventh and German Sixth/Dominant Seventh Melodies 23-3 Part II: Dictation In-Class Harmonic Dictation 23-1 Assignment Dictation 23-2: Harmonic Dictation

UNIT 24 Harmonic Extensions The Dominant 9th, 13th, and Supertonic 9th Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 24-1 Melodies 24-2 The Predominant (Supertonic) 9th Singing Exercise 24-2: Supertonic 9ths and Dominant 13ths Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 24-1 In-Class Dictation 24-2 Assignment Dictation 24-3 Assignment Dictation 24-4 Assignment Dictation 24-5

UNIT 25 Binary and Ternary Forms Review and Reinforcement Binary and Ternary Forms Part I: Singing Melodies 25-1 Review and Reinforcement Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 25-1: Melodic Dictation and Form Identification Assignment Dictation 25-2: Melodic Dictation and Form Identification

PART EIGHT TWENTIETH-CENTURY MATERIALS

UNIT 26 Syntax and Vocabulary Part I: Singing Modality Review and Reinforcement Singing Exercise 26-1a: Church Modes The Pentatonic Scale Singing Exercise 26-1b: Pentatonic Scales Quartal and Quintal Harmony Clustering Singing Exercise 26-1c Modes of Limited Transposition: The Whole Tone and Octatonic Scale The Octatonic Scale Singing Exercise 26-1d Melodies 26-1 Part II: Dictation In-Class 26-1: Sonority Identification In-Class 26-2: Pitch Patterns In-Class 26-3: Harmonic Dictation Planing: Modal Triads, Non-Functional Dominant, Whole Tone, Quartal Procedures for dictation In-Class 26-4: Harmonic Dictation: Planing Assignment Dictation 26-5: Sonority Identification Assignment Dictation 26-6: Melodic Dictation Assignment Dictation 26-7: Harmonic Dictation: Planing

UNIT 27 New Tonal Methods Part I: Singing Quartal and Quintal Harmonies Singing Exercise 27-1 Singing Exercise 27-2 Polytonality/Bitonality Singing Exercise 27-3: Duets/Play-and-Sing Bimodality/Polymodality Singing Exercise 27-4: Duets/Play-and-Sing Part II: Dictation In-Class Dictation 27-1: Bichord Identification: Mix and Match What to Listen For In-Class 27-2: Two-Part Melodic Dictation: Bimodal Assignment Dictation 27-3: Two-Part Melodic Dictation: Bitonal and Bimodal Assignment Dictation 27-4: Polychord/Bichord Identification

UNIT 28 Non-Serial Atonality Atonality Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 28-1: Trichords and Tetrachords Singing Exercise 28-2: Trichord Set Singing and Improvisation Singing Exercise 28-3: Tetrachord Set Singing and Improvisation Singing Exercise 28-4: Set to Superset Improvisation Singing Exercise 28-5: Set Inversion Improvisation Melodies 28-1: Trichords, Tetrachords, Pentachords, and Hexachords Part II: Dictation In-Class 28-1: Set Identification Assignment Dictation 28-2: Trichord and Tetrachord Identification Assignment Dictation: Dictation

UNIT 29 Serial Atonality Basic Tenets of the Twelve-Tone Method Part I: Singing Singing Exercise 29-1 Other Forms of the Row: Combinatoriality Singing Exercise 29-2 Singing Exercise 29-3 Row Symmetry: Derived Sets Melodies 29-1 Part II: Dictation In-Class Row Dictation 29-1 In-Class Row Dictation 29-2 Assignment Dictation 29-3: Row Dictation Assignment Dictation 29-4: Melodic Dictation Assignment Dictation 29-5: Two-Part Dictation

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Author(s)

Biography

Daniel McCarthy is a familiar name in contemporary American music. As a composer, he has received distinguished faculty research/creativity awards at Indiana State University and The University of Akron, Ohio.

Ralph Turek is a theorist, composer, author, jazz pianist, Professor Emeritus at The University of Akron, Ohio, and a veteran of 35 years of teaching in the music theory classroom.