2011 "All the practical skills students need to succeed as professionalmusicians-in a single pedagogical program. The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills integrates allcritical aural skills in a single teaching and learning programcoordinated (chapter by chapter) with a companion text in theoryand analysis. The two volumes, organized by skill type, contain awide range of exercises and a diverse repertoire of realmusic-classical, popular song, film and TV themes, folk songs.There is absolutely no need for supplementary materials, andstudents are involved in creative music-making from the verybeginning. Volume 1 covers sight-singing, rhythm-reading, improvisation,and keyboard skills, corresponding to blocks of chapters in TheMusician's Guide to Theory and Analysis, Second Edition.Students are able to acquire these essential performance skills ata pace that suits their own needs and abilities, with plenty ofListening Strategies to help them."
Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing by Gary S. Karpinski
2006 "Informed by Gary Karpinski's groundbreaking research on music perception and cognition and his two decades of practical teaching experience, this innovative package systematically develops ear-training and sight-singing skills based on how students actually learn. The Manual lucidly explains how to hear and understand the essential elements of tonal music by closely integrating aural skills with the basic concepts of music theory. The companion Anthology provides a collection of 1200 graded musical excerpts drawn from real music literature. Carefully coordinated with the Manual, this comprehensive anthology is flexible enough to support any aural skills curriculum or to be used alone as a sight-singing text."
2000 "This book is a hands-on investigation of the stages musicians go through as they learn to hear, read, and perform music. It draws on the latest research in music perception and cognition, music theory, and pedagogy, along with centuries of insight from music theorists, composers, andperformers.The first part explores the development of music listening skills, including such broader activities as dictation and transcription, and specific abilities such as meter perception, short-term musical memory, and tonic inference. The second part then examines the skills involved in reading andperforming music. It looks at such physical skills as vocal production and eye movements and at such complex integrated tasks as sight-singing transpositions and modulations. Throughout the book the author presents these skills in their musical contexts and emphasizes their roles in the generaldevelopment of musicality.Aural Skills Acquisition builds important bridges between music theory, cognitive psychology, and pedagogy. It subjects ideas from music theory to the rigors of psychological testing and combines findings from the psychology of learning with ideas and methods of contemporary music theory. It willprove an invaluable guide for music teachers, music theorists, and psychologists interested in music perception and cognition."
1994 "An approach to music from the dancer's viewpoint, this book offers a two-part exploration of music as it relates to dance, beginning with an introduction to aspects of musicality that dancers--and other music lovers--can explore and put into practice immediately."
Music Theory, Ear Training, Rhythm, Solfege and Dictation by Marta Arkossy Ghezzo; Mel Powell (Foreword by)