Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book (Book)
98525
Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book is a graded workbook for instrumentalists and vocalists designed to develop sight reading and rhythmic skills by presenting a course of progressive lessons and studies specifically aimed at these areas. Many different rhythmic groupings and writing styles and clearly presented and analyzed. This book will provide invaluable assistance to all musicians and lead to a greater understanding of the fundamentals of rhythm. Through the development of the counting method employed in t ...more
Product Number:
98525
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
88
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-5307-8
ISBN13:
978-07866-5307-2
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
11/6/2001
Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book is a graded workbook for instrumentalists and vocalists designed to develop sight reading and rhythmic skills by presenting a course of progressive lessons and studies specifically aimed at these areas. Many different rhythmic groupings and writing styles and clearly presented and analyzed. This book will provide invaluable assistance to all musicians and lead to a greater understanding of the fundamentals of rhythm. Through the development of the counting method employed in this book and the analysis of rhythmic structure-identification of the various notes, rests, groups and signs used-the student will attain greater ease and facility when approaching sight reading material.
Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book

FOREWORD............................................................................................................................................................... v
ABOUT THE AUTHOR................................................................................................................................................ vi
INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................................................... vii
TEXT GUIDE FOR THE TEACHER & STUDENT ......................................................................................................... viii
MUSICAL NOTATION EMPLOYED IN THIS BOOK.......................................................................................................... x
SECTION I - LESSONS
LESSON ONE
WHOLE NOTES, WHOLE RESTS, HALF NOTES & HALF RESTS .......................................................................................... 2
LESSON TWO
QUARTER NOTES & QUARTER RESTS ............................................................................................................................. 4
LESSON THREE
EIGHTH NOTES ........................................................................................................................................................... 6
LESSON FOUR
EIGHTH RESTS ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
LESSON FIVE
EIGHTH NOTE TRIPLETS ............................................................................................................................................ 10
LESSON SIX
TRIPLET COMBINATION OF TWO EIGHTH NOTES & AN EIGHTH REST................................................................................ 12
LESSON SEVEN
TRIPLET COMBINATION OF AN EIGHTH REST & TWO EIGHTH NOTES ................................................................................ 14
LESSON EIGHT
TRIPLET COMBINATION OF AN EIGHTH NOTE, AN EIGHTH REST & AN EIGHTH NOTE ......................................................... 16
LESSON NINE
TRIPLET COMBINATION OF AN EIGHTH REST, AN EIGHTH NOTE & AN EIGHTH REST .......................................................... 18
LESSON TEN
TRIPLET COMBINATION OF TWO EIGHTH RESTS & AN EIGHTH NOTE................................................................................ 20
LESSON ELEVEN
SIXTEENTH NOTES ..................................................................................................................................................... 22
LESSON TWELVE
COMBINATION OF TWO SIXTEENTH NOTES & AN EIGHTH NOTE ....................................................................................... 24
LESSON THIRTEEN
COMBINATION OF A SIXTEENTH REST & THREE SIXTEENTH NOTES ................................................................................... 26
LESSON FOURTEEN
COMBINATION OF AN EIGHTH NOTE & TWO SIXTEENTH NOTES ....................................................................................... 28
LESSON FIFTEEN
COMBINATION OF A SIXTEENTH NOTE, AN EIGHTH NOTE & A SIXTEENTH NOTE ................................................................ 30
LESSON SIXTEEN
COMBINATION OF TWO SIXTEENTH NOTES & AN EIGHTH REST ........................................................................................ 32
LESSON SEVENTEEN
COMBINATION OF A SIXTEENTH REST, A SIXTEENTH NOTE & AN EIGHTH NOTE ................................................................. 34
LESSON EIGHTEEN
COMBINATION OF AN EIGHTH REST & TWO SIXTEENTH NOTES ........................................................................................ 36
LESSON NINETEEN
COMBINATION OF AN EIGHTH NOTE, A DOT & A SIXTEENTH NOTE .................................................................................. 38
LESSON TWENTY
COMBINATION OF A SIXTEENTH REST, A SIXTEENTH NOTE, A SIXTEENTH REST & A SIXTEENTH NOTE ................................... 40
LESSON TWENTY ONE
COMBINATION OF A SIXTEENTH REST, AN EIGHTH NOTE & A DOT ................................................................................... 42
LESSON TWENTY TWO
COMBINATION OF AN EIGHTH REST, A DOT & A SIXTEENTH NOTE ................................................................................... 44
REVIEW OF LESSONS .............................................................................................................................................. 46
SECTION II - STUDIES
INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................................................... 48
STUDY ONE ............................................................................................................................................................ 49
STUDY TWO............................................................................................................................................................ 50
STUDY THREE......................................................................................................................................................... 51
STUDY FOUR .......................................................................................................................................................... 52
STUDY FIVE ............................................................................................................................................................ 53
STUDY SIX .............................................................................................................................................................. 54
STUDY SEVEN ......................................................................................................................................................... 55
STUDY EIGHT ......................................................................................................................................................... 56
STUDY NINE ........................................................................................................................................................... 57
STUDY TEN ............................................................................................................................................................. 58
STUDY ELEVEN ....................................................................................................................................................... 59
REVIEW OF STUDIES ............................................................................................................................................... 60
SECTION III - SYNCOPATION
INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................................................... 62
EXAMPLES OF SYNCOPATION ................................................................................................................................... 63
WRITING STYLES ................................................................................................................................................... 64
SYNCOPATION STUDY ONE ...................................................................................................................................... 68
SYNCOPATION STUDY TWO...................................................................................................................................... 69
SYNCOPATION STUDY THREE ................................................................................................................................... 70
SYNCOPATION STUDY FOUR..................................................................................................................................... 71
SYNCOPATION STUDY FIVE ...................................................................................................................................... 72
SYNCOPATION STUDY SIX ........................................................................................................................................ 73
SYNCOPATION STUDY SEVEN ................................................................................................................................... 74
SYNCOPATION STUDY EIGHT ................................................................................................................................... 75
SYNCOPATION STUDY NINE ..................................................................................................................................... 76
SYNCOPATION STUDY TEN ....................................................................................................................................... 77
SYNCOPATION STUDY ELEVEN ................................................................................................................................. 78
 
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