The second volume of the "Practical Sight Singing" series, similar to the first volume and building on it, gradually introduces new sight singing concepts and demonstrates them through rich example collections; to each example belongs a professionally recorded vocal sample to facilitate the learning through an audible aid. With the recorded vocal samples the solfège becomes more accessible and understandable even for the beginners.
Although progress can be made by simply listening to the vocal samples and passively following the corresponding musical score, the student of the solfège will be expected to be able to read and sing the examples independently, without the vocal aid. It is recommended that after reading the brief theory section in each chapter and listening to the sight singing examples, the student should try to sing the given solfège example independently. With an active and conscious effort mastery can be quickly achieved.
The reader of this second volume is expected to already master the basic rhythm patterns, and intervals outlined in the first volume and have a certain fluency in sight reading. This interactive book will teach you advanced rhythm patterns, intervals, accidentals, additional scales, tempo, dynamics and articulations. The bass clef and other new exciting concepts will be introduced with plenty examples.
In the example sections everybody will find suitable simple or more complex examples for smaller or larger vocal ranges. If a concept or example is not clear, the corresponding vocal sample should be referenced.
Before an exam or audition it is strongly recommended that the "Practical Sight Singing" series are studied and practiced again and again until mastery is achieved.